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Drugsbestrijding door de Koninklijke Marine
Van der Kruit, P.J.J.; Blocq, D.S. (2003). Drugsbestrijding door de Koninklijke Marine. Justitiële verkenn. 29(2): 102-111
In: Justitiële verkenningen: documentatieblad van het Ministerie van Justitie. Boom: Den Haag; Deventer; Arnhem; 's-Gravenhage. ISSN 0167-5850, more

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  • Van der Kruit, P.J.J.; Blocq, D.S. (2003). Drugsbestrijding door de Koninklijke Marine, in: Scheepmaker, M.P.C. et al. (Ed.) Criminaliteit op zee. Justitiële verkenningen: documentatieblad van het Ministerie van Justitie, 29(2): pp. 102-111, more

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  • Van der Kruit, P.J.J.
  • Blocq, D.S.

Abstract
    Illicit transport of drugs is a problem that goes back many centuries. The Royal Netherlands Navy is getting more and more involved in the suppression of such illegal transports. The article discusses two issues. First, it presents the international law framework regarding the suppression of illicit maritime drug transports by foreign non-governmental ships. It then goes into the current state of affairs regarding drug suppression and prevention in the maritime zones of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, emphasizing the role of the Royal Netherlands Navy in particular. It appears that the respective authorities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands possess relatively little powers outside their territorial seas, as regards the suppression of illegal drug transport by foreign non-governmental ships. The Royal Netherlands Navy plays a fairly significant role in their territorial waters, since it is endowed with substantial control in the organization and operation of the coast guards. Outside the national territorial waters, this role is more limited due to, inter alia, the exclusive sovereign rights of the flag State over a ship. As a result, the Royal Netherlands Navy in the latter zones factually only provides logistical contributions to the suppression of illegal transports of drugs.

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