Belgian and Austrian authorities have cracked down on an international drug cartel, which has been smuggling heroin, cocaine and amphetamines to half of Europe for over a decade.
The criminal gang provided drugs to half of Europe, including Switzerland, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Austria. The money which the gang made from the poisoning of European citizens allegedly went to the terrorist group PKK and its extremely violent and bloody insurgency in Turkey in which tens of thousands of lives have been lost.
Belgian Newspaper Het Belang van Limburg reports that the gang operated from the Belgian town of Hasselt and came into Europe through the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, where they were shipped to a Kurdish gangleader in Hasselt. There the drugs were transported in specially rigged vehicles to the rest of Europe.
Four gangmembers, who received a prison sentence up to 21,5 years, were arrested between may and december 2016 by Austrian authorities, which helped the crackdown on the rest of the terrorist network poisoning European citizens. During the raid on the house in Hasselt, Belgian police seized 30 KG of cocaine, 12 KG of heroine, xtc, 10 firearms, 10 rigged smuggling vehicles and nearly 1 million euro’s in cash.
The Kurdish gang leader informed other gang members through social media where and when to pick up or deliver the drugs. With the high quality heroin sales alone it is estimated the gang earned millions of euro’s each year. The money presumably went toward the terrorist organization PKK, which is responsible for over 40.000 deaths and is considered a terrorist movement by EU, US, Turkey, Australia and Canada.
According to a Turkish police report the terrorist organization PKK controls up to 80% of the illegal drug trade in Europe, Belgian Turkish newswebsite De Jonge Turken reports.