Criminal organisation was 'responsible for exporting a lot of different drugs to Britain.'
Brussels – Belgian and Dutch authorities said on Monday they have broken up a drug cartel operating out of villas on the border between the two countries after a three-year investigation.
"This criminal organisation was one of the top five drug trafficing networks in Europe," said spokeswoman for the Belgian federal prosecution Lieve Pellens.
Using information from an agent who infiltrated the gang, 12 searches were carried out on Sunday in Belgium and 17 in the Netherlands, Pellens said.
Four Dutch citizens and one Belgian was arrested at a barbecue in a luxury camp-site at the Belgian town of Lommel, near the Dutch border. One Dutch suspect was later released.
Seven arrests were also made in the Netherlands.
Pellens said that in the Netherlands the gang used real estate agencies and car rental services to launder money while using their proximity to the border to remain undetected by Dutch tax authorities.
She said the group was "responsible for exporting a lot of different drugs to Britain, such as hashish, amphetamines, cocaine and ecstasy."
Arms, antiques and a Mercedes worth EUR 340,000 were found during the searches, although no drugs were uncovered.
"It's not surprising, these people don't keep drugs at home," Pellens said.
She said authorities had in recent months seized drugs related to the case worth EUR 40 million.
AFP / Expatica
Nowhere does it mention that the cartel was 'Dutch' or as like you like to take pride in - Ethnic Dutchmen.
This is why they said Dutch citizens. It's very different when people of Dutch citizenship are arrested in the Netherlands than from people with foreign citizenship are arrested in the Netherlands, especially when it comes to drug rings. This is a clear indication that foreign groups have taken hold there...
I'm sure Dutch authorities wouldn't attempt to demonize their own people.
As for the Belgian, I don't mind. There's though people everywhere but I'm sorry to break it to you, the Netherlands is run by foreign groups when it comes to organized crime. You're too developed to be entrenched enough so domestic organized crime would rule like in the Balkans, and most of the people are high anyways.
That's the way it is and always will be.
Why is the ratio of foreign groups vs. German, French, British, Spanish, American/Canadian groups bigger????????????
Of course, there is organized crime but not in the level such as Italy(where the mafia has existed for thousands of years - since the fall of the Roman empire - within the Vatican, as a secret society, as rebels against foreign invaders and currently for monetary profit).
Macedonia has always been a hub for crime groups and terrorists - ever since the Ottoman empire where bands of bandits and rebels took everything they could. Other than that, this is when the idea of blood vengence began to boil in which made normal families armed killers and it would break out over crap like hey you raped my sheep so I'll kill you Albanian and it went on for hundreds of years until modern times.
In 1903, there was over 200 armed gangs in Ottoman Macedonia. This is a documented fact.
The rise of organized crime started when Vardar Macedonia was annexed by Yugoslavia after World War 2.
And even before that, it was in our blood. There was plenty of Macedonians immigrant workers who went to North America in the early 1900's - especially before World War 1 - that were involved in organized crime with the Italian and Irish immigrants, but unfortunetly, have no mention in any modern history book because that would constitute a Macedonian identity further than keeping people confused for now, just as Nikola Tesla gave rise to the 20th and 21st centuries by discovering Tesla waves in 1904. Of course, the US government threw him out so he went to work for Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, the reason he isn't mentioned in any history books and a faggot like Edison gets all the credit.
A man named Kiro Cheshman from Stip was one of Al Capone's right hand men.
That's the early ages of Macedonian OC.
The rise of Macedonian OC was during Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia might've been a Communist nation, but so was Bulgaria, and Albania.
The Yugoslav-Bulgarian alliance was the strongest after the Italians during Cold War Europe. Albanians were the drug traffickers because of their age old links to Islamic warlords from the Middle East, so it was never a Yugoslav-Albanian-Bulgarian alliance since Albanians were considered part of Yugoslavia and most of their activity was with Yugoslav mobsters(Macedonians, Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, Montegrins).
1991, Soviet Union falls apart.
The Eastern block mafia rise of the 1990's begins. The Serbian mafia runs amuck, the Bulgarian mafia is carving out territory and the old secret service bosses become the mafia bosses and put the wrestlers as their public bosses. Several elements within the Macedonian underworld take sides and are at eachother's throats, some stand for nationalism while others ally with Serbian and Bulgarian groups such as the Zemun clan, VIS and SIC and their Russian overlords.
Meanwhile, Moscow same shit happens.
Russians go to war in the Czech Republic and Hungary and in 1997 there was hundreds of car bombings in Hungary attributed to the Russian mafia.
1999 - NATO enters Yugoslavia
2001 - Macedonian war with Albanian rebels, they recieve full recognition in this transit country
2002-2006 - Communist party rules Bulgaria and Macedonia, the top bosses ally with the Communist government.
2006-2009 - Capitalist/Nationalist party in Macedonia, what were homeless street dealers everyone spit at 10 years ago suddenly get rich with more cars, houses, gold and glitter than rock superstars. Most mobsters that were allies before the year 2000 are currently beefing.