The committee supervising the policy and intelligence bodies in Belgium has disclosed a critical report. According to the newspaper De Tijd, the report by the so-called P and R committee showed that the anti-terrorism unit at the federal police is incapable of dealing with the flow of information because of insufficient resources.
The unit cannot carry out its task to filter information from the police around the country.
Consequently, the Coordinating Body for Threat Analysis (OCAM), which is responsible for determining the threat level in the country, is “flooded” by information from the police. The anti-terrorism unit is forwarding the information “without being able to assess, monitor and check its reliability.”
As a result, OCAM is forced to contact the security services and ask them to verify the information.