Popular designer drug 4-Fluoroamphetamine, also known as 4-FA and 4-FMP, will be banned in the Netherlands beginning Thursday. The party drug will be on the classified as "List I" under the country's drug laws, meaning it will be labeled as a hard drug.
The police discovered a hand grenade, two firearms and drugs in the home of a Satudarah member in Den Bosch on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The 21-year-old man and his 21-year-old girlfriend were arrested and will be arraigned on Friday.
The police found between 800 and 100 thousand kilograms of fireworks in a garage on Apphons Ariensstraat in Haarlem last night. The garage lay directly under a home. There were 38 boxes with between 20 and 25 kilograms of illegal fireworks in each of them.
A festival-goer at Hardcore XL in Nuland passed away Sunday morning due to a drug overdose, the police believe. The 22-year old died shortly after being admitted to hospital.
The police dismantled a big drugs laboratory in a corporate building in Vimmerik in Nieuwkuijk on Wednesday. They arrested five men.
Last year more incidents related to drugs were recorded, according to figures, published by the Trimbos Institute on Tuesday. Trimbos also points out, that a more active registration can explain part of the increase.
The use of ecstasy (xtc) leads most often to problems. When during major events, problems with drugs were reported, it was 61 percent about the use of ecstasy. In 2009 this was 39 percent. Also at the emergency rooms of hospitals, (from 3 to 11 percent), or at police doctors the proportion of people who came in trouble by xtc increased.