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Dutch police intercept fake ambulance smuggling narcotics

Dutch police intercept fake ambulance smuggling narcotics

AMSTERDAM: Collaboration between the NCA and the Dutch National police led to the interception of one of the ambulances in June.

A ring of drug smugglers from Netherlands to the UK has been charged for supplying British drug lords with RM10.3 billion worth of narcotics, by camouflaging them inside a fleet of fake ambulances.

Smugglers posing as paramedics were used by the fake ambulance company based in Hoofddrop, North Holland, to infiltrate Uk borders on at least 45 different occasions. On at least one occasion a bogus patient was used to implement the scheme.

Collaboration between the NCA and the Dutch National police led to the interception of one of the ambulances in June.

Two Dutchmen wearing fake ambulance uniforms were tracked down by the UK authorities as they made a drop off at a parking lot on June 16. The pair of fake paramedics was met by two accomplices that arrived in Smethwick, Birmingham in a Mercedes ambulance.