MPs query Suriname junkie trip

MPs have urged junior health minister Jet Bussemaker to explain why 12 Surinamese heroin addicts are being sent back to their country of origin for one year at the taxpayer’s expense.

The cost per person is €50,000, the Telegraaf reports. ‘You can come off drugs perfectly well in the Netherlands,’ MP Jan de Vries said.

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