Drug criminals seem to be moving their activities from the southern parts of the Netherlands to the rest of the country, especially when it comes to ecstasy, the police concluded from the latest figures on ecstasy, RTL Nieuws reports.
Two members of motorcycle gang Satudarah was arrested on Tuesday as part of an joint intensified approach between the police and government in the fight against organized crime in Zuid-Nederland. A amphetamine laboratory was also discovered and dismantled.
Large parts of the Netherlands have a shortage of community police officers. Zuid- and Oost-Nederland in particular are still failing to meet the standard of one police officer per 5 thousand residents
Amsterdam remains the least safe municipality in the Netherlands, according to the AD Crime Meter. Maastricht is in number 2, just like last year, and Rotterdam took third place.