Dutch Minister of Justice: “The Netherlands is becoming a narco-state”
Voice of Europe 29 August 2019
Family First Comment: “Tackling the drug economy and the crime that accompanies it requires endurance, joint dedication and long-term effort.”
Sounds like a war on drugs, doesn’t it.
Following the release of a report on organized crime in Amsterdam, Ferd Grapperhaus, the country’s Minister of Justice and Security said that drug-related crime must be dealt with or the Netherlands risks becoming a “narco-state”.
According to a report from Algemeen Dagblad, the drug economy in Amsterdam, which serves as the center for the multi billionaire euro cocaine trade, has become utterly unmanageable. Police officers worry that the battle against the world of organized drug crime has been lost.
Although the Netherlands lacks the public resources to strengthen the police force, Grapperhaus said that he’s currently searching for ways to allocate funds to combat the problem because if nothing is done then soon the country risks devolving into a narco-state, De Telegraaf reports.
“Then there would be a minister with sunglasses and no longer someone who provides democratic accountability,” said Minister Grapperhaus.
“I have already made 100 million available to combat the problem,” he added.
According to Grapperhaus, the kind of crime where the upper and the underworld get mixed up must be stopped.
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