Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural propertyFriday, 14 July 2017 07:28
This unit was the only point of contact able to respond to requests from Interpol, foreign police and customs. Its closure at the time had alerted the International Criminal Police Organisation, which expressed its concern in a confidential letter to Prime Minister Charles Michel in September.
For six months the bases of Interpol and Belgium, dealing with stolen works of art, are no longer provided and this is raising concern abroad.
The federal police says that a "point of contact" for art traffic was however "recently restored."
The Brussels Times
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