Published On: Mon, Jul 1st, 2013

Arrests drug smugglers Hato airport dropped 32%

AirportWILLEMSTAD – In 2012, the number of arrests at Hato Airport in connection with drug trafficking decreased by 32 percent due to the drastic decrease of the cell capacity at Hato. It's in the recently released 2012 annual report of the Public Prosecutor (OM). On February 6 of that year, the detention center at Curacao Hato was closed down by the Police Corps (KPC) due to the unsanitary situation.

The complex has been closed "throughout the year, according to the OM. Nevertheless, the cooperation between the Hato team and teams in the country of destination has resulted in the arrest of 231 drug couriers in the Netherlands and 36 couriers in Germany. Most of the arrested suspects had Dutch nationality.

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