Belgian police seize 4,000 kg of cocaine thanks to navigation app

Belgian police have seized almost 4,000 kg of cocaine after being led to an address entered into navigation app Waze by two Dutch men, who were arrested on Tuesday, the local prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

Police had been informed of suspicious behaviour late Tuesday evening in Ravels, a small town in the north of Belgium close to the Dutch border. Cars with Dutch license plates had been seen driving up and down a road.

They arrested two Dutch men, aged 27 and 46, who had a history of being involved in drug-related crime and who couldn’t give a satisfactory explanation as to why they were there. The men remain in custody.

Their navigation app led police to a nearby hangar with a container filled with 68 bags of cocaine, the weight of which the prosecutor’s office estimates at 4,000 kg.

Police also arrested seven other men who were present in the hangar.


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