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500 cannabis plants in Steenokkerzeel semi: police swoop

Police may have their hands full ensuring compliance with corona measures, criminals should not think they can get off scot-free!  In Steenokkerzeel, outside Brussels, police discovered a cannabis farm in a house in a residential area of this Flemish Brabant municipality.

Law enforcers encountered over 500 cannabis plants in a semi-detached house on the Kasteelweg.

Police were alerted by local residents, who voiced complaints about the all-pervasive odour of marihuana.

Carol Vercarre of Halle-Vilvoorde prosecutors: “Local residents reported suspicious goings-on. When the police entered the property they encountered a cannabis farm containing over 500 plants.  Two individuals were present at the property at the time and they were both arrested and will appear before a judge this Easter Monday”.

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