The police have arrested five suspects in an investigation into organised drug trafficking in West Friesland. They are two women aged 48 and 67 and three men aged 35, 41 and 76, all of whom live in the region.
In March, the first two suspects were arrested after passing three parcels of drugs through the letterbox at a house in Grootebroek, which the residents were not waiting for. They called the police. While searching the car of the two suspects, policemen found drugs, including 750 xtc-pills, and a notebook with all kinds of notes and telephone numbers.
A week later, a 35-year-old man was arrested in Wervershoof during a surveillance. He was initially put aside because of his striking driving behaviour. Officers noticed that the man behaved nervously. They searched his car and the police also found drugs and a notebook with notes and telephone numbers, reports NH Nieuws.
Active for years
Subsequently, the criminal investigation started an investigation that eventually led to a 48-year-old woman who was at the head of the organisation. She sent several people to distribute drugs in West Friesland.
In her home the police found not only a large stock of drugs but also one of the networks drivers. This 41-year-old man was also arrested.
A telephone found in the house showed that in recent years hundreds of West Frisians were taking drugs from the organisation. These clients all receive a message from the police next week that their number was found in a telephone that was checked in connection with a drug investigation.