Meanwhile, Latin American cocaine dealers continue to smuggle drugs into Europe directly via the traditional direct route to the Netherlands.
This direct route remains viable in part because they have, in Latin America, co-opted the very police who are supposed to prevent them:
"The arrested police officer appears to be a member of the so-called JAP squad, set up to fight drug-running."
This particular effort was foiled because the smugglers were unable to penetrate tight security on the Dutch end of things.
Which in turn, suggests that the smugglers will also have to co-opt the Dutch as well as the Surinamese.