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Cannabis seized at Molenbeek cafe

10:39 23/07/2014

Police in the Brussels West zone, which includes Jette, Ganshoren, Koekelberg, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Molenbeek Saint-Jean, have seized 3kg of cannabis discovered in a cafe in Molenbeek, the Brussels prosecutor’s office said. The manager of the cafe, a 20-year-old man, was arrested and detained on suspicion of dealing.

The discovery was made when police raided the cafe in Rue d’Enghien, near West station and a major tram depot, on Friday evening at around 22.30. About 15 people were present at the time of the raid, made after police obtained a search warrant on the basis of drugs intelligence received.

The seizure included 3.112kg of cannabis, 548g of marijuana, two precision scales, two rolls of plastic wrap and two mobile phones. The owner himself had two phones and 3.3g of cannabis in his possession, as well as €1,680 in cash, police said.

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Written by Alan Hope