Hungarian police seizes huge stock of drugs from Dutchmen in Budapest

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-14 05:07:19|Editor: yan
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BUDAPEST, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian police seized a huge stock of drugs from two Dutch young men in Budapest, intended to be sold under the Sziget music festival, according to official sources here on Tuesday.

"On the evening of Aug. 6, 2019, nearly 2,700 ecstasy pills, 128 grams of pre-portioned marijuana, 451 marijuana cigarettes, with bags used for dispensing and distributing the drug were found and seized by Budapest Police in a Sziget Festival tent and luggage safe of a 21-year-old and a 22-year-old Dutch citizen," the police informed in a statement sent to Xinhua news agency.

The police underlined that the two Dutch even made a price lists for the drugs, which they printed and distributed on several hundreds flyers among the festival goers.

"Budapest district investigators questioned the two men as suspects and made a motion to arrest them, which was ordered later by a competent court on Aug. 9, 2019," the statement added.

Budapest police detailed: "When Budapest police searched the pack of two young people, they found a car key, but the two Dutch did not want to tell where their car was. Investigators from the BRFK Intelligence Department found the Volkswagen Caddy was found on Remenyi Ede Street in District 12 of Budapest."

When investigators searched the vehicle, they found nearly 4,000 pieces of ecstasy tablets, about 15 kilograms of plastic vials of marijuana cigarettes, and sachets used to serve the drug.

Thus, the two Dutch men had a total of about 20,000 doses of drugs worth about 100 millions forints (345,000 U.S. dollars) the statement concluded, adding that investigators also seized the Volkswagen Caddy.

Sziget Festival is Hungary's most popular music event of the summer, it started on Aug. 7 and ends on Aug. 13. Last year, the Sziget festival broke its all time record with a turnout of 565,000 people in one week.