The Belgian Federal Judicial Police (PJF) in Leuven, in the Flemish region, dismantled a cocaine trafficking network which generated more than 180 million euros in illicit profit, the Leuven prosecutor’s office and the agency said on Thursday. Europol European Union for Police Cooperation.
Five suspects have been arrested while others are actively sought in connection with this case, said the same sources, noting that the police seized 1.2 million euros in cryptocurrencies, 50,000 euros in cash, cars and luxury products, two commercial premises and a home.
The criminal organization, which was active in Belgium and extended to the Netherlands, Spain, South America and Dubai, had set up a complex and professional system to launder the illicit profits generated by importing cocaine into the EU via ports and airports.
During this investigation, the PJF Leuven cooperated closely with the Dutch regional police forces in Zeeland-West Brabant and Rotterdam, as well as with the Spanish Guardia Civil.