Cop arrested for leaking confidential information

A 37-year-old police officer from the Zeeland-West-Brabant corps was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of leaking confidential information to a third party, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. He is also suspected of possession and dealing of narcotics.

A 43-year-old man from Zierikzee was also arrested in the same investigation. He is suspected of trading in hard drugs. Three addresses were searched, though the prosecutor did not say if anything of consequence was found.

The police officer is currently in restrictive custody, which means he is only allowed contact with his lawyer. The cop is the subject of both a disciplinary- and criminal investigation.

As the suspect is in restrictive custody, the Public Prosecutor will make no further statements about this case for the time being.