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The traffic in hard drugs by mail is growing and gives the Netherlands an increasingly bad reputation internationally. Every month, Dutch dealers send an estimated 9,000 parcels containing coke, xtc, speed or crystal meth to foreign countries. This is what the police and judiciary say to Dutch newspaper NRC.

The world has a problem and the Netherlands plays an important role in it. But the strange part is that the solution can come from the same country. The Eindhoven startup Dynaxion Security is developing a system that can accurately identify drugs (but also explosives or other dangerous substances) in parcels, mail, and suitcases.

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