XTC Production and Trafficking in Women for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation: Crime Problems and Multi-Agency Approaches in the Netherlands
14 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 12, 2013
This paper addresses two types of organized crime in the Netherlands: ecstasy production and trafficking, and the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation in the Amsterdam Red Light District. These illegal activities are particularly interesting because the police, the public prosecution service, the Tax and Customs Administration and the administrative authorities have developed multi-agency approaches in response. The different agencies exchange information and intelligence including personal data based on a framework agreement. They discuss and execute coordinated responses by applying criminal law, fiscal law and administrative law to tackle both the perpetrators and the legitimate infrastructure they use to commit crimes.
Keywords: human trafficking, organized crime, drugs, policing, multi-agency approaches
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