Per the latest federal police report on the subject covering 2015, Belgium had 251 active criminal organisations that year. Investigations are currently in progress for these. This is reported in La Dernière Heure (DH) on Monday. More than a hundred of them (103) were at that time active within the sphere of money laundering.
In terms of activities undertaken, cocaine trafficking comes in second place. Per this report, the various gangs bring together “2,718 perpetrators”, of which some 64% feature in several cases. It emerges from the document that the average age of these gang members is 41 and 86% are men.
The Brussels Times