Street dealers dealt with in Amsterdam anti-drug campaign

Mayor Femke Halsema announced earlier this month that she wants to enforce a national law that means only residents can buy
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Saturday, April 23, 2022

drug dealingAs tourists return in full force to the Amsterdam red light district, Amsterdam city council has met them with police action and a campaign warning visitors against street dealers. Over the Easter weekend, the city announced, 69 people were apprehended for breaking various drug and public order laws, and 54 were banned from the area. Meanwhile, city hosts, big screens and a social media campaign are warning visitors about the risks of bad drugs, robbery and deception by street dealers, while the city has increased camera surveillance of former ‘blind spots.’ (See also: Amsterdam mayor plans to press ahead with tourist cannabis cafe ban)