Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 08:18
Schiphol marshall accused of leaking information to gang leader
A member of the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force working as a branch of the military, leaked sensitive information to the criminal group surrounding assassinated Gwennette Martha, the Telegraaf reports based on investigation information in its possession. The information leak was discovered shortly after Martha's assassination in May 2014. Authorities found printed screenshots of the Koninklijke Marechaussee's information system in the car of Martha's confidant Hadid Yakhlaf. The prints contained confidential Marechaussee information, though the Public Prosecutor would not comment on exactly what information it contained. After this discovery, an investigation was launched into who leaked the information. The investigation lead to a member of the Marechaussee - 51 year old Peter de V. He was arrested in October last year, after being under marechaussee surveillance for 16 months. De V. worked on Schiphol airport and as an IT contact for the Border Guards Brigade. During interrogation De V. stated that he gave up the information after being seriously threatened. From fear of retribution, he would not say to who he gave the information. Hadid Yakhlaf, in whose care the leaked information was found, was assassinated on New Year's Eve.