Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dutch Smuggling of Soft Drugs Finances Somali Terror Group

Two former Swedish drug smugglers said on Dutch Radio 1 that the Somali terror organization Al-Shahab earns millions of Euros from the smuggling of the soft drug Qat, via the Netherlands. The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are the only European countries where the drug is legal. The Swedish police has suspected Al-Shahab of Qat smuggling for a long time. The Somali organization is linked to Al-Quaida. Swedish Euro-parliamentarian Olle Schmidt said the attitude of the Netherlands is a problem. “I hope this new information about the link of terrorism to the smuggling of the drug will be a wake-up call for the Dutch government.

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