Drugs informant to get €50,000 damages

The Dutch state has been ordered to pay a former police informant €50,000 in compensation for the psychiatric damage he suffered following his involvement in undercover operations, reports news agency ANP.

The man was used during controversial drugs trade operations in the 1990s but let go once the public prosecution department stopped the investigation.
The investigation was controversial because it allowed a very large volume of drugs to be smuggled into the country. Much of the marijuana and cocaine then disappeared in what became known as the IRT scandal.
The former informant’s name became public knowledge during the ensuing publicity.
The man claimed damages because he said the state had not treated him properly when it abandoned the operation and did not provide aftercare for his psychiatric problems.

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