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Results 2018: Increase in anonymous tips on drug labs north of southern provinces

For the fourth consecutive year, the number of anonymous tips regarding drug labs has increased. In 2018, Meld Misdaad Anoniem (M.: Report on Crime Anonymously) received a record number of 249 reports on production labs of -amongst other things- XTC and GHB; an increase of 40%. In addition, more reports were received on criminality on the streets such as shoplifting, pickpocketing and robbery. Once again, the number of reports on hemp plantations decreased (-21%). However, the ‘proceeds’ of ...

Results 2017: Significant increase in anonymous tips regarding hard drugs production and trade

In 2017, Meld Misdaad Anoniem (M.) received a record number of 4,019 tips (+20%) regarding hard drugs. Over the past few years, the number of tips regarding the production of and trade in harddrugs has increased continuously and consistently. Thanks to these tips, last year large quantities of cocaine were intercepted, drug labs were dismantled and street trade was tackled. In addition, the number of tips regarding financial-economical offenses and football violence increased in 2017. In total, ...