In the night from Thursday to Friday, the police found the largest and most professional crystal meth lab ever in the Netherlands, at the Hoogbosweg in Nederweert.

A 62-year-old Polish man has been arrested.

The police traced the spot through information from encrypted chat messages.

When the police went to the location, they found the voluminous lab in two connected sheds.

The arrested Pole was present in an associated house.

Police do not rule out multiple arrests.

The National Dismantling Support Facility (LFO) has started dismantling the production location, which, given the size of the lab, will certainly take until Sunday.

In the night from Thursday to Friday, an investigation was started in the production location.

For example, the available items are sampled and an inventory is made of exactly what is present, such as raw materials and end products.

The house with sheds are located in the countryside, so there was no danger to local residents, according to the police.