Emails pour in with drug tip-offs
The email address firstname.lastname@example.org is receiving more than 40 tipoffs per day related to the fight against drug trafficking.
The effectiveness of this tool of citizen collaboration increased in 2018 with the reception of 15,000 emails, 5,000 more than in the previous year, all of them analysed meticulously by specialists of the Central Narcotics Brigade of the National Police.
The information has led to numerous raids and seizures of drugs ranging from cocaine to hallucinogenic mushrooms.
The emails have also given tip-offs about blackspots for drug selling, marijuana plantations and narco-traffickers.
The system was set up in 2012 and is now consideresd a vital help for the police.