A truck trailer with about a hundred barrels caught fire last night in a rural area of Roosendaal. This is probably due to large dumping of drug waste. Some of the barrels have leaked due to the fire.
At around 10:45 p.m., local residents heard an explosion. When the fire brigade arrived at the abandoned trailer on Holderbergsedijk, the front was on fire. The trailer probably collapsed during the explosion. Debris has ended up in a nearby meadow.
Images show blue jerry cans and 1000-liter barrels. Part of it is filled with a red liquid. It is not known how many of these barrels were filled. According to a local journalist, there was an anise smell near the trailer, Omroep Brabant reports. This smell is often linked to raw materials or waste materials associated with the production of synthetic drugs such as ecstasy and speed.
The police are investigating the dumping and the origin of the trailer. No one has been arrested.