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The Netherlands Remains Top European Drug Hub, Says Europol

In a new EU wide study published last week, The Netherlands seems to maintain its position as a major European drug production and trafficking hub. The study, which was commissioned by EU government agencies Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, findings include annual drug expenditure to the tune of €24bn a year on drugs (38% of which is Cannabis), and that the Netherlands is both a production hub (MDMA, Amphetamines), as well as trafficking (Cannabis, Opium). Furthermore, the conclusion of the study is that the drug trade is truly globalised, yet balanced with increased production ... Read more