Translated by Michael Laudahn:
The moroccan community in the Rotterdam borough of Delfshaven is totally fed up with the terror that has been caused by mororccan drug gangs for years, according to [newspaper] Trouw.
During a number of debates – of which the first took place wednesday night – , moroccan rotterdammers will discuss with each other frankly and without taboos the problems caused by their sons. And ‘hopefully also their own roll in their children’s education’, says Carlos GonÁalves, president of the Delfshaven borough.
The drug gangs intimidate business people and residents alike. During a large-scale police action, where also the revenue and welfare services took part, 500 individuals were detained. ‘Sometimes complete families were involved in drug-trafficking’, according to GonÁalves.