Narco violence and terror increasing in Belgium :
Justice Minister is under narco-terror threat
Roni Alasor – 27 September 2022 - Middle East Diplomatic- Belgium Federal Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne is under terror threat of the criminal-narco gangs. Mr Van Quickenborne has been given increased protection, but he is decided to continue his war against the narco-terror.
As a result of the tough policy of the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Federal Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne to crack down the narco-trade in Belgium, the criminal gangs also increasing their violence, threats, terror and killing even by using the hand grenades.
Since last year, only officially, at the least around 100 tonnes of illegal drugs (value for €4-5 billion) have been seized by the Belgian authorities, especially in Antwerp city which become hub for the drug criminals.
From spring 2022, the war between criminal-narco gangs have increased for the control of the narco trade which results serious violence, terror, killing and even repeated grenade attacks.
According to the European Union’s policy agency (Europol), Belgium and the Netherlands become as the epicentre of the cocaine market in Europe.
Now the Belgium Federal Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne (Flemish liberal) is under terror threat of the criminal-narco gangs. Mr Van Quickenborne has been given increased protection by the Federal Judicvial Authorities. Threatened Belgian Minister of Justice placed under reinforced security.
Speaking via online, Mr Van Quickenborne said that Belgium has entered a new phase since it has stepped up the fight against drugs criminals: that of narco-terrorism. He adds that he will not give up the fight, even if circumstances have become more threatening for him and his family.
“Let me be clear: the people behind this are achieving the opposite of what they aimed for. It strengthens me in the belief that we need to keep fighting. The criminals feel cornered. That feeling is right,” he said
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has also said that Belgian authorities “will not be intimidated by anyone” and condemned the criminals actions.