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NCJ Number: 161954 Find in a Library
Title: Organized Crime and the Drug Economy in the Netherlands (From Kriminalistisk Institut Arbog 1995, P 133-142, 1995, Lene Ravn, ed.)
Author(s): P Kruize
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Sale Source: Rosenborggade 17
Copenhagen University
Kriminalistisk Institut
1453 Copenhagen K,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Denmark
Annotation: In 1988, the results of a national inventory of active criminal groups caused the existence of organized crime to be recognized in the Netherlands.
Abstract: A special task force was established and a front store was set up to reach the top of a powerful criminal organization. Under police direction, about 40,000 kg of marijuana was imported. After the disclosure of Operation Delta, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of the Interior installed a commission to investigate unorthodox police methods and Parliament initiated its own investigation of special police methods. As of 1995, the government considered about 100 highly organized criminal groups to be active in the Netherlands, although criminologists doubted this figure. The link between drug economies in Suriname (cocaine), Turkey (heroin), and Morocco (hashish) and Dutch ethnic minorities is examined. The involvement of organized criminal groups in the drug business, corruption, and fraud and the penetration of organized crime in legal branches of government are discussed. 12 references and 12 notes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Crime in foreign countries; Drug business; Drug Related Crime; Drug smuggling; Foreign courts; Foreign police; Hashish; Heroin; Marijuana; Morocco; Netherlands; Organized crime; Police policies and procedures; Turkey
Note: Institute of Criminology Series
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