Key witness links biker gang to Amsterdam criminal's assassination
Key witness Tony de G. told the authorities that Delano R., a leader of motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh, played a leading role in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Jair Wessels in July 2017. De G. and co-suspect Howard K. are accused of murdering Wessels. In exchange for a reduced sentence, De G. confessed to his role in Wessels' assassination and gave testimony on a number of other murders and attempted assassinations, NU.nl reports.
Jair Wessels was gunned down with an automatic firearm in a parking lot at Breukelen train station on July 7th, 2017. De G. and K. are suspected of committing this assassination. A third suspect, Patrick S., is suspected of luring Wessels to Breukelen to be murdered. He is no longer in custody.
The case against De G., K. and S. is currently being handled by the Midden-Nederland court. On Monday the Public Prosecutor asked that this trial be moved to the court in The Hague. The Prosecutor wants to merge it with the case against Delano R. and Greg R., also considered a leader in Caloh Wagoh. They are suspected of membership of a criminal organization and will be tried by the court in The Hague.
According to the Public Prosecutor, these two cases are very intertwined. Key witness De G. will also testify in the case against Delano R. and Greg R. De G. told the authorities that Delano R. had a "pushing and leading role in general and also in the murder of Wessels". And according to the Prosecutor, traces of Delano R.'s DNA were found in the weapon used in Wessels' assassination. On the night of Wessels' murder, De G. and K. visited Greg R. in Mijdrecht. Greg R. provided a shed where the car and weapons used in the murder were stored, according to the Prosecutor.
The Prosecutor also believes that De G. and Howard K. were members of Caloh Wagoh and wants to investigate what position they took.
Onno de Jong, the lawyer representing De G., supports the Prosecutor's request that the case be moved to the court in The Hague so that his client will not have to be questioned by two courts. K.'s lawyer Oscar Bolluyt has no preference for where the case will be tried. He is, however, surprised that his client is now also apparently suspected of membership of a criminal organization.
The court will decide on February 14th whether the case will be handed over to the court in The Hague.