Sunday, December 16, 2007

Twenty-five Murders in Three Provinces Related to Cannabis Growing

A new report “The World Behind the Growing of Cannabis” by the criminologists Henk van de Bunt, Toine Spapens and Laura Rastovic found that in the three southern provinces Limburg, Noord Brabant and Zeeland, twenty-five murders related to the growing of cannabis had occurred in the last five years. They also found that organized gangs can earn tens of millions of Euro within a few years through cannabis trade. Justice Minister Hirsch Ballin (Christian Democrat) intends to give more attention to cannabis growing in the framework of his actions against organized crime.

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