Conservative MEP Philip Bushill-Matthews is most concerned that Europe is now a net
exporter of drugs.
"It is also alarming that organised crime no longer relies on drugs, but has moved
on to cigarette smuggling especially into the UK, as well as the illegal trafficking of
"Given criminal gangs are now multinational and recognise no borders, Europol
which shares information across EU member states is a vital resource in the
fight against crime. I am most encouraged by the work they are doing: we can only tackle a
European problem on a European scale."