Gianni van der B. is one of the main suspects in the investigation into a crystal meth lab in Nederweert, the largest lab ever discovered in the Netherlands. The drug lab was already discovered in July 2021, but only last March 8, three people were arrested for involvement. They came into the picture through an undercover operation by the police. Agents also raided homes and business premises of main suspects Gianni van der B. and Damien B., but they were on holiday in Dubai at the time.
The reality star and Damien B. reported themselves on March 14 at the police station in Venlo with lawyer Gitte Stevens. All five suspects are currently in custody. Gianni van der B.’s girlfriend is not a suspect.
Both the reality star and his friend are now also linked to a case in Leopoldsburg, Belgium, where a drug lab was discovered on August 3, 2020. The two men are said to have communicated about the lab via the cracked messaging service SkyECC. According to justice, the duo was in a group conversation with two others, who are called Brakka and Dave. The group discussed building the drug lab and shared photos. These correspond to what the Belgian police found in Leopoldsburg.
The conversations also link the chat group to the Belgian lab. ‘Belgium? Didn’t you forget something then. Do I have to drive myself?’, Gianni is said to have sent. They also talk about one ‘Sjors’ who is not at home. The landlord of the drug house is called Georges V. and has been arrested for involvement in the lab.
The judge in Hasselt will rule on the case on Friday. Justice previously demanded prison sentences of four to eight years against Georges V., Robert B., Bjorn J., Karel de L. and Bas M.. The latter also comes from Weert and is a good acquaintance of Damien and Gianni.