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11 detained and 151kg of cocaine seized in gunrunning investigation

The Federal Judicial Police has detained 11 suspects as part of an ongoing investigation into an international arms trafficking gang. The arrests were made in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but were only disclosed to the press by the Brussels Judicial Authorities on Friday evening.  

151 kg of cocaine with a street value of 5.285 million euro was also seized during a search of an flat at an undisclosed location in Brussels.  1 million euro in cash was also found during searches of various properties. 

Of the 11 suspects detained, 7 are being question by examining magistrates.  The Judicial Authorities say that those being questioned all have criminal records.