Published On: Thu, Jun 18th, 2015

Hato Team operational again

NavarroWILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro will put the so called Hato Team together again as soon as possible. On July 1 of this year, the team should be operational again.

The action of the minister follows complaints from the German Minister of Justice Heiko Maas. Since Air Berlin flies to Curaçao many drug traffickers choose that route. The result is that there are currently over 200 drug smugglers from Curaçao held in German prisons.

The German complaints were recently communicated to the government of Curaçao by the new Dutch Minister of Justice Ard van der Steur.

According to Navarro, currently the biggest stumbling block is the installation of a new body scan. The Ministry of Finance has not made the necessary funds available for this project.

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