AMSTERDAM (Oct. 20)
Cooperating with an Israeli effort to crack down on Israeli drug traffickers around the world, Dutch police recently arrested three Israelis who allegedly operated a laboratory for the production of a drug known as Ecstasy.
Police discovered the laboratory, located in the town of Wormerveer, some 19 miles north of Amsterdam, after neighbors complained about the smell of ammonia escaping from the building.
The three Israelis, one of whom is a chemical engineer, arrived in Holland in August.
Reflecting what was apparently an international effort to break up the Ecstasy production and distribution ring, police in Antwerp, Belgium, arrested a fourth suspect, and in Israel nine additional people were arrested.