04 Jan 2023 15:30

Press invitation: presentation of 2022 cocaine seizure figures in Antwerp and Rotterdam

Belgian  Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem and Dutch State Secretary for Customs Aukje de Vries will jointly present the results of cocaine seizures in the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and the approach to combating it.

Cocaine is a European problem. Antwerp and Rotterdam, the two most important ports in Europe, are particularly affected by this traffic. Belgium and the Netherlands are jointly fighting against these illegal goods.


Monday 9 January, visit of the Port of Rotterdam with the Dutch customs

When? Monday 9 January at 11.30 am.

Where? Customs Office Maasvlakte, Bosporusstraat 5, 3199 LJ Maasvlakte Rotterdam

The purpose of this visit will be to take pictures only. No interviews are possible on the spot.

Please bring a valid ID.

Tuesday 10 January: presentation of the 2022 figures in the presence of Vincent Van Peteghem and Aukje de Vries

10.00 am: reception of journalists
10.30 am: speeches
11.00 am: presentation of the Belgian and Dutch Customs facilities
11.30 am: interviews
12.00 am: end of the event
When? Tuesday 10 January at 10.30 am.

Where? GIP (grens inspectie post), Sint-Antoniusweg 9, 9130 Beveren


Please confirm your presence by Friday 6 January at 4 pm with Florence Angelici, florence.angelici@minfin.fed.be