PHILIPSBURG:— A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary policy is lacking in Sint Maarten to tackle drug-related crime and drug-related problems. The combating of local drug crime needs an impulse. Drug use, social-economic, and psycho-social problems are mutually sustained. And, the Sint Maarten government is not doing enough where it comes to prevention policy.
These are some of the conclusions from the inspection report that the Law Enforcement Council (hereafter: the Council) published today, March 24. In 2019 the Council conducted research on the approach to drug crime (drug law offenses) and drug-related problems (crime, nuisance and/or problems as a result of or related