Two drug couriers arrested after chase and crash on the Brussels Ring

Two drug couriers arrested after chase and crash on the Brussels Ring
Two drug couriers arrested after chase and crash on the Brussels Ring
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The Rivierenland police zone (Bornem, Mechelen, Puurs-Sint-Amands and Willebroek) received the message on Tuesday afternoon that a vehicle with a German license plate had fled to Belgium after a chase in the Netherlands. The local police officers learned through analysis of the ANPR cameras that the car was approaching their zone. Around 6 p.m., a patrol in an anonymous vehicle noticed the car in question on the E19 towards Brussels.

200 kilometers per hour

“Just before joining the Brussels ring road, the driver performed a dangerous maneuver,” the police said. “First he prepared to take the driveway on the left towards Namur, and then turn right towards Charleroi. At that moment, the colleagues made themselves known by turning on the flashing lights and siren.”

The suspect vehicle then fled via the emergency lane, after which a chase ensued at speeds of more than 200 kilometers per hour. On the Brussels Ring in Anderlecht, the getaway vehicle collided with two other road users, after which the driver tried to flee.

A thousand ecstasy tablets

“The driver was arrested, but his passenger locked himself in the vehicle and could only be arrested after smashing the window,” police continued. “The duo behaved unruly during the arrest and one of them was injured. The drivers of the two vehicles that were hit were also injured. The vehicle contained a thousand ecstasy tablets, two hundred grams of cannabis and three kilograms of white powder, and a significant amount of money found.”

The two suspects, two French brothers aged 42 and 45, were already known for previous offences. They were placed under arrest warrant on Thursday.

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

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