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World'Booby-trapped' boat sinks as police raid floating meth lab

05:00  14 may  2019
05:00  14 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A police raid on a cargo ship being used as a drugs laboratory was nearly scuppered after the boat was deliberately sunk in order to destroy The 80-metre-long floating lab was discovered on Friday in the Dutch municipality of Moerdijk, and was harbouring chemicals used to manufacture crystal meth .

Photograph: Roosendaal police /Twitter. A police raid on a floating crystal meth laboratory in the Dutch port of Moerdijk has been scuppered after the “Investigation showed that a kind of booby trap had been put into operation. A pump was presumably turned on remotely, which could sink the boat .”

'Booby-trapped' boat sinks as police raid floating meth lab© Other The meth lab was discovered in the hold of the cargo ship in Moerdijk in the Netherlands A police raid on a cargo ship being used as a drugs laboratory was nearly scuppered after the boat was deliberately sunk in order to destroy evidence.

The 80-metre-long floating lab was discovered on Friday in the Dutch municipality of Moerdijk, and was harbouring chemicals used to manufacture crystal meth.

More than 300 litres of methamphetamine oil were seized, and a 40-foot container filled with 10,000 litres of drug waste and other chemicals for methamphetamine production was also found.

'Booby-trapped' boat sinks as police raid floating meth lab© Other A box containing crystal meth found on board with a street value of £52,000 But when the investigation to remove evidence and dismantle the lab got under way, the boat began rapidly taking on water.

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According to police, the ship was "probably sabotaged" by a remotely-operated pump to partially sink the vessel as a means to destroy evidence.

Investigators were forced to evacuate the vessel as quickly as possible, taking as much evidence and goods with them as possible.

"Fortunately, many traces and valuables had already been secured," a police statement said.

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The police discovered a large crystal meth lab on a cargo river boat in Moerdijk on Friday afternoon. The boat turned out to be booby - trapped . While the police were raiding it on Friday night, the boat suddenly started sinking . A total of four men were arrested, three of whom are from

Find an abandoned meth lab , but not able to prove who owns it? Feds are still going to be smiling while doing PR pics with their haul. Find an abandoned meth lab in which a booby trap mortally wounds an agent? Every resource in the agency is going to be out finding out who is responsible for that.

'Booby-trapped' boat sinks as police raid floating meth lab© Other Investigators had to work quickly to retrieve evidence

Following the sinking effort, investigators were able to complete their operation by afternoon on Sunday, before towing the boat to a separate location.

One officer suffering with "respiratory problems" at the scene was taken to hospital shortly after the discovery, but was later confirmed to be in a "good" condition.

An area around the boat was cordoned off due to the "release of chemical air".

Four arrests have so far been made, including the vessel's 65-year-old captain from the Dutch city of Breda, and three Mexican nationals, aged 23, 26 and 37.

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