I agree. But, I've worked in places where the local law enforcement had become scared of the criminals and those are not fun places to be.However, the Dutch has a history of not being non-confrontational in military and police matters...In Amsterdam they appear to hide from the street dealers! The article in the Curacao paper spoke of the Coast Guard being concerned about violence towards their people. I am not sure how you intimidate a 60 ft Coast Guard cutter with a 40mm cannon on the bow!
St. Martin News Network - Cooperation between Coastguard and Police leads to 7 arrests and cocaine seizure.confiscatedcocaine15122014WILLEMSTAD, Curacao:--- During a patrol of the Coastguard on Sunday morning in the Spanish Waters of Curacao, a suspicious motor vessel was detected. Immediately the central control room of the Police was contacted. While police units were moving to the area, the Coastguard had intercepted eight bales in the area of Kabrietenbaai. They also noticed a vessel leaving the Spanish Waters at high speed. Upon further investigation, the police found a car at Caracas Bay with six people all born in Curacao. It involves the following suspects: C. S. (21), R.S. (40), L. A. (26), G. S. (24), L. A. (30), and C.K. (41). All six were arrested around 9:30 pm. Around 10:00 am, the police made another arrest in the vicinity of Director's Bay. It was a man, with initials H. S. of 54 years. Later in the day a local boat was also interce