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Dark web blamed for rise in drugs sent by post from Netherlands  

The rise of the dark web has led to huge increase in the amount of illegal drugs being sent from the Netherlands, one of the world’s largest drug producers, via letters and packages in the post. The Dutch customs authority has warned that a sharp rise in successful seizures sent through the country’s postal service is indicative of a growing trend that it is struggling to crack. The amount of ecstasy and amphetamines found in the post more than tripled from 137kg in 2016 to 460kg last year, customs officials said, but those numbers are regarded as a tiny fraction of the bigger picture. A seizure requires a scanner to detect an irregularity in a letter or parcel and a magistrate to approve a request for a package to be opened. Read more HERE.

The rise of the dark web has led to huge increase in the amount of illegal drugs being sent from the Netherlands, one of the world’s largest drug producers, via letters and packages in the post. The Dutch customs authority has warned that a sharp rise in successful seizures sent through the country’s postal service is indicative of a growing trend that it is struggling to crack. The amount of ecstasy and amphetamines found in the post more than tripled from 137kg in 2016 to 460kg last year, customs officials said, but those numbers are regarded as a tiny fraction of the bigger picture. A seizure requires a scanner to detect an irregularity in a letter or parcel and a magistrate to approve a request for a package to be opened. Read more HERE.

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