Tomorrowland 2019 just celebrated the first weekend of its 15th anniversary event in Boom, Belgium. Of course, with any large-scale festival such as this, there’s bound to be some arrests in the mix — and the numbers are in.
Tomorrowland’s weekend one reportedly saw 24 drug dealer arrests, compared to 63 total over both weekends last year. Police intercepted 820 ecstasy tablets (75 of them fake), 198 grams of MDMA, 153 grams of ketamine, 139 grams of cocaine and nine grams of cannabis.
Additionally, 231 visitors were caught for possession and/or use of drugs, according to the public prosecutor’s statement. In these cases, offenders were fined, their wristbands cut, and their drugs confiscated.
Finally, a total of 48 revelers were detained by police for various other reasons. There were also 42 people who were caught trying to enter Tomorrowland without a valid ticket.
To put this in perspective, Tomorrowland sees the attendance of 400,000 people each year. Or, 200,000 per weekend.
We’ll be sure to update once weekend two wraps.
Source: Brussels Times | Photo via Tomorrowland