They discovered six transport bins which have been transformed to what are believed to be “prison cells,” in addition to a stash of weaponry together with pruning shears and loppers.
“In each of the cells, handcuffs were attached to the ceiling and floor, in order to be able to chain someone standing up with their arms raised,” the commentary stated. “The rooms were finished with noise isolating panels and heat-insulating foil.”
One of the devices additionally contained a dental chair, with straps for ft and hands. “The sea container with the dental chair contained bags with objects that were presumably intended to torture or at least put pressure on victims,” the commentary added.
“The police found, among other things, pruning shears, loppers, a branch saw, scalpels, pliers, extra handcuffs, fingercuffs, tape, balaclavas, and black cotton bags that can be pulled over the head. During a search at a home in Rotterdam, 24 kilos of MDMA was also found.”
The bins have been additionally fitted with cameras for far off tracking.
Officers additionally discovered 3 stolen supply vehicles, two BMWs, seven handguns and a Chinese variant of the AK-47. “In total, 25 weapons were found with the suspects,” the National Prosecutor’s Office stated.
Authorities say the investigation started in April, all through which officials have been in a position to get admission to an encrypted chat community — EncroChat — to trace the gang’s actions and plans. “From this it could be deduced who the intended victims were,” the commentary stated.
“They were warned by the police and went into hiding elsewhere. As a result, and thanks to permanent CCTV surveillance in and near the warehouse, planned kidnappings, hostage-taking and other serious violent crimes were prevented.”
The discovery of the bins adopted a sequence of a hit raids by means of UK and European police in accordance with data from the community, which noticed loads arrested and greater than 27 heaps of gear seized in the United Kingdom and Netherlands.
The six males who have been arrested in the case of the obvious torture website online are all from The Netherlands. An Amsterdam court docket on Monday ordered their detention for 90 days.