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NEWS: Belgium admits crime emergency, appoints drug tsar for Antwerp port, seeks better co-operation with UAE where gang bosses based

CRIME EMERGENCY: Belgian justice minister Vincent Van Quickenborne and PM Alexander De Croo who have announced an organised crime and drugs emergency, emanating from drugs shipments and corruption at Antwerp port.

By STEPHEN RAE for AMLi BELGIUM has finally responded to the organised crime crisis at Antwerp port by announcing a crime “emergency” and appointing a National Drugs Commissioner. It follows the unprecedented levels of cocaine being shipped through the port to be trafficked into nearby Holland the rest of Europe. Half of all cocaine seizures…

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