Police have detained 17 people charged with supplying chemicals for the production of the drug pervitin and the creation of a lab to produce it. Police estimated the lab had produced several tonnes of the drug and that the network was one of the major suppliers to domestic drug makers. Drugs produced supplied Germany, Poland, Austria, Scandinavia as well as the domestic market. Police described it as one of the most significant drug swoops in the last decade. The detained could face up to 12 years in prison if guilty.