Hague cop arrested for information leak

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New Dutch police uniforms feature a broad yellow stripe (photo: Politie). (New Dutch police uniforms feature a broad yellow stripe (photo: Politie))

A 31-year-old police officer from the Den Haag unit was arrested on Tuesday. He is suspected of leaking confidential information from the police systems to a third party, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement. 

The cop was arrested by the Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at the police. He will be questioned in the coming days. His home ws also searched.

In official terms, the police officer is suspected of violating professional secrecy and official corruption, according to the Prosecutor.

A second suspect was also arrested. How this suspect is connected to the case was not revealed. According to NOS, he is a 63-year-old volunteer at the Amsterdam police.

The Prosecutor can make no further announcement about the case or arrests in this phase of the investigation, according to the statement.