Drug smuggling

Taking soft drugs or hard drugs with you to a foreign country is a punishable offence. In most countries, drug smuggling and possession are punished more harshly than in the Netherlands.

Drug smuggling is always a punishable offence

Anyone who smuggles drugs is committing a punishable offence. If you are arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling or possession, you can expect a long prison sentence. In some countries you can be sentenced to death for smuggling drugs.

Arrested for drug smuggling

If a Dutch national is arrested in a foreign country, the Dutch embassy or consulate can provide assistance on request.