‘Dutch police warn of parallel drug economy as criminal gangs exert power

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Police in the Netherlands say the country’s permissive drug policy has spawned an underground economy with criminal gangs in charge.

Dutch police issued a damning report last month saying the country was in danger of becoming a narco-state.

Dutch police issued a damning report last month saying the country was in danger of becoming a narco-state. (Reuters)

The Netherlands is known for its tolerant policy on soft drugs. The availability of marijuana in cafes is held up as a progressive approach.

Last month, however, the Dutch police issued a damning report saying the country was in danger of becoming a narco-state with criminal gangs taking over drug production and exerting increasing power over local communities.

TRT World ‘s Simon McGrgeor-Wood has this report.

Source: TRT World
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