Miscellaneous – Justice | Belgium: hit and run at 190 km / h on the highway after a large purchase of ecstasy
A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening after an accident on a Belgian highway, while carrying nearly 80,000 ecstasy pills and fleeing the police at very high speed, the Antwerp prosecutor’s office said on Friday (north). ). The suspect is an Algerian who lives in France, the prosecution said in a statement.
The man initially refused to submit to a police check as part of an anti-drug operation in the Dordrecht region in the south of the Netherlands.
Thanks to an alert from the Dutch police, who saw the fugitive heading on the A16 towards Belgium, Belgian agents were able to spot him shortly after the border and several motorway patrols then chased him in the region of Antwerp. This caused the suspect to accelerate to “speeds of up to 190 km/h“, and to use the emergency lane for certain overtaking, continue the press release.
The accident occurred on the E313 in Grobbendonk, east of Antwerp, when the presence of a service vehicle on the hard shoulder forced it to fall back suddenly. His car then hit a truck.
The 30-year-old tried to flee on foot but was quickly arrested. In his car, the police discovered 78,500 ecstasy pills. He will have to answer for offenses against the legislation on narcotics, in addition to traffic offences, further indicates the prosecution.
Affected by cocaine trafficking via their ports (Antwerp and Rotterdam), Belgium and the Netherlands are also reputed to be the epicenters in Europe of the production of synthetic drugs. Clandestine laboratories are regularly discovered by law enforcement.