North Brabant has become the world’s biggest marketplace for synthetic drugs. The Dutch police, however, are determined to combat the trade.
The Tilburg region in the southern Netherlands has earned a reputation as the ecstasy capital of the world. Can the authorities find a way to curb the area's enormous production of MDMA? Rosanne Kropman reports.
Despite campaigns against illegal drugs in the Netherlands, the country is one of the world's largest producers of ecstasy and amphetamines. The government has vowed to do more to combat the "shameful situation."
Cocaine use is on the rise again across the EU, according to the bloc's drugs watchdog. Increased and higher-quality supply from Latin American producers has contributed to the rise.
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