EU: gangs & drugs

Europol chief Catherine De Bolle said Europe had replaced the United States as the primary target market for international drug traffickers, and that arrivals of drugs were expected to spike over the next two years amid a glut in production.

The result is an increase in violence and creeping corruption at several drug-trading hotspots including the port of Antwerp in Belgium, as criminal gangs increasingly seek to infiltrate logistics companies, local government and even the judicial system, De Bolle warned.

The woman who is an employee of the European Parliament is receiving treatment after the attack in which it was reported four people were injured. The incident took place on Avenue de la Toison d’Or which is a popular shopping area…

It was reported that police are not considering the attack an act of terrorism with the mayor of Ixelles, Christos Doulkeridis, saying the issue was more related to gangs.

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