Criminals Target Rotterdam Port Workers

 05 Apr 2017 10.16am

Police in Rotterdam have aired the results of a study on the drug trafficking problem currently facing the Port of Rotterdam, according to Telegraaf.

A survey of 200 truck drivers and terminal workers revealed how many port workers are approached by criminals involved in smuggling.

It showed that one in seven terminal employees, and one in ten truck drivers has been approached by criminals requesting they engage in activities like smuggling drugs such as cocaine in containers.

Jan Janse, District Chief of the Police Unit of Rotterdam Seaport, said: "This is the first time that we hear about the port workers themselves. Given the rates, we are dealing with a serious problem."

Many other ports are already affected by this wide-scale problem. Some 223 kilograms of cocaine were found in a container of charcoal on an Antwerp-bound containership on November 26, 2016.

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