By Dutch News – May 19, 2017
MPs have demanded a debate with government ministers to discuss the policing of maize fields in Limburg used by criminals to grow cannabis, the Telegraaf reported on Friday. The request, by CDA MP Jaco Geurts, was made after the paper reported on Thursday that farmers in Limburg had decided to check their crop for cannabis using drones. Farmers started taking action because cutbacks meant police would no longer continue their so-called helicopter ‘weed flights’. But although the fight against cannabis has been a successful one in recent years chairman Léon Faassen of the Limburg agricultural union LLTB fears the discontinuation of the flights will encourage criminals to try again. ‘We want to keep our fields free of cannabis and together with our members we will do just that,’ he told the Telegraaf’.
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