How coincidence helped unmask ‘largest drug gang ever’: monster trial with 129 defendants finally starts | Brussels

An attempt – ultimately failed – to challenge three judges threw a spanner in the works. But the monster trial against 129 defendants in the Brussels criminal court finally starts today. The enormous cocaine trade from South America, in which Belgian ‘laboratories’ play an important role, was already exposed in 2021. From private jets to ‘drug dens’ to the discovery of 1 million euros in cash: reconstruction of a mega catch, in which fate gave the investigators a helping hand.

Wouter Hertogs