Amsterdam cracks down on red light crime

12th July 2007, Comments 1 comment

12 July 2007, AMSTERDAM – The municipality of Amsterdam and the national government are going to cooperate to crack down on organised crime in the red light district.

12 July 2007

AMSTERDAM – The municipality of Amsterdam and the national government are going to cooperate to crack down on organised crime in the red light district.

Mayor Job Cohen has made agreements on this with Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Home Affairs Minister Guusje ter Horst and State secretary for Finance Jan Kees de Jager.

"Operation Emergo" will investigate the prostitution area and chart out the structures of organised crime operating there as accurately as possible. Coordinated actions by police, justice, the city and the tax service will then be undertaken to dismantle the criminal organisations active in the city.

The city has already tightened its grip on the red light district over the past year, but mainly tackled businesses operating "above ground." In order to tackle the "underworld" the municipality needs reliable information from police, justice and the tax service.

Amsterdam is very concerned about the mixing of "above ground" legitimate business and illegal "underground" dealings in the district. That is particularly the case with money laundering in real estate and in prostitution, the coffeeshops and other establishments in the neighbourhood. Tackling this kind of crime is difficult because it is seldom reported.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

1 Comment To This Article

  • brenda posted:

    on 18th February 2012, 19:58:52 - Reply

    with regards to this issue all the conversation i had with the master's as what she called them selves i have her pictures too if u really want to caught her she is anche... she makes my fiance a slave and make him a lady and she named him anna...i can send u the copy of her picture and the girl she is with now... soenita and there is another girl named arvilla will be travelling with my fiance to philippines this tuesday... with jack also cause he said he is working with the korean who own a bar in manila and samething with anche also owns a bar in manila where she sends people... i can also send the conversation i had with this persons i mentioned and how much did they sell the persons service especially my fiance which they turns into lady...