German customs officials have been battling the drug trafficking issue for years throughout the nation. They released a new report on Wednesday stating there has been a 232% surge in postal trafficking of drugs in 2016. Officials attribute this trend to the darknet.
Albrecht Vieth—the head of the airport’s customs office in Frankfurt, Germany—said the airport has seized over 4,515 drug shipments last year. Most of these interceptions have been small amounts of drugs, however.
Veith stated there are over 35 high-risk flights arriving at the airport on a daily basis. “Frankfurt airport is a hub for the global drug smuggling business,” says Veith. German reports closely line up with the vast issues many countries such as Turkey and the United States are confronted with.