Dutch prisoners abroad mostly for drugs

Some 80% of the 2,500 Dutch nationals in foreign jails were arrested on drugs charges, free newspaper Spits reports on Thursday.

Most are being held in France, Germany and Spain. Between 35% and 70% of other EU nationals in prison abroad have been jailed for drugs offences, the paper says.

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