The objective of the European barrier model for synthetic drugs is to map the criminal operating process concerning synthetic drugs at a European scale.

Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland in conjunction with our Network aim to tackle the trade in and production of synthetic drugs. The barrier model is used for that purpose. The barrier model is deployed to map a complex form of crime in a transparent manner. It identifies the steps criminals have to take to be able to commit a crime. The model also highlights which parties and opportunities make the crime possible. This makes it possible to determine which barriers can be erected to effectively disrupt the work of the criminals.

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