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De Wever: "5 large criminal gangs active in Antwerp"

The Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever has said that it is certain that there are five large criminal gangs that are operating in the city. Mr De Wever told the local TV channel ATV that the gangs are known to the police and the Judicial Authorities. The Mayor was reacting to the arrest of a Turkish Assyrian gang that was involved in smuggling drugs into the country through the Port of Antwerp.