Dutch run booming soft drugs trade
Export of soft drugs from the Netherlands generates two billion euros a year.
19 October 2008
In an interview with Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, police commissioner Max Daniel has said that the export of soft drugs from the Netherlands generates two billion euros a year.
According to Mr Daniel, 80 percent or some 500 tons of the drugs grown in the Netherlands, is destined for the export market, particularly England, Germany, France and the Scandinavian countries.
The demand for home-grown cannabis has also increased substantially in the Baltic States. In the Netherlands, some 400,000 people use soft drugs like hashish, marijuana or cannabis on a regular basis.
Radio Netherlands/ Expatica