Ex-VVD politician named in drug dealing, money laundering ring
According to Justice, former VVD politician Kathalijne de Kruif was indeed a member of a criminal organization that was involved in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery. This was revealed in a pro-forma session against two of her co-defendants on Wednesday, RTV Utrecht reports. De Kruif is not a prime suspect, but even with a minimal role you can still be punished for being part of a criminal organization. The police are still busy with the investigation. People are still being questioned and wire taps and observations are being issued. On Wednesday the court released one of the suspects from custody. This means that 4 of the 8 suspects are still in custody. De Kruif spent four weeks in custody before being released. All 8 suspects, including De Kruif, have to appear in court on August 24th.