The police have arrested five men in Zwolle on suspicion of trafficking in hard drugs. The police also searched six houses in Zwolle.
Almost all of the suspects come from Zwolle and are between 19 and 27 years of age. One suspect does not have a fixed place to live or stay. During the searches, the police confiscated vehicles, expensive items and a number of firearms, reports RTV Oost.
The arrests are part of a long-term police investigation into the cocaine trade. According to the police, this drug trade in Zwolle has led to excessive street violence.
Several suspects have been arrested in recent months. “We assume that we have thus taken a considerable number of dealers and leaders within the cocaine trade off the streets”, according to district chief Ramon Arnhem of the police.