The National Investigation Bureau (NNI) has seized over 50kg of illicit drugs of Serbian origin with a street value of 150 million forints (EUR 387,000) from a Hungarian couple living in Budapest and a dealer, police.hu said on Wednesday.
An operation carried out on Monday in the couple’s flat uncovered 39kg of marijuana treated with a precursor and 9kg of hashish and amphetamine, as well as machines used for packing the drugs into plastic bags, the police portal said.
The investigation also revealed that P. Igor was distributing and selling the drugs in the apartment where he lived with his 23-year-old wife and their daughters, aged 1 and 16.
He sometimes passed the drugs on in large quantities to members of the trafficking network below him.
He even ignored his own family, carrying out his various business activities in their presence.
His wife knew about his drug deals to such an extent that the marijuana blocks were stored in her sewing room, next to a child’s car seat.
In the operation, a dealer, a 30-year-old man identified as Krisztián K, was caught at a junction in Budapest and 5kg of marijuana was seized from his car.
The two men have been taken into custody and the 23-year-old wife is free on bail.
The officers also seized two high-value cars, police.hu said.