Manuel Gonzalez of Ghent police told the VRT that 159 people were checked: “In addition to the 13 arrested a further 26 people were detained because they didn't have their identity card on them."
A dozen people got a fine for anti-social behaviour. One suspect will appear before a judge because he was found to be in possession of a kilogramme of the drug speed.
The joint operations between French and Ghent police had been announced on Friday. They received a first outing the very same evening. At the weekend many youngsters from northern France travel to Ghent to visit a working lady.