Two Dutch men missing in Suriname; connection with drug world suspected
The police in Suriname are looking for two Dutch men of Surinamese descent who disappeared in the country ten days ago. The missing men are Bisnoepersad 'Roy' Hari and Romeo Donk. The local police think that the men's disappearances are connected, and fear that they have been murdered, police spokesperson Humphrey Naarden said to the Telegraaf.
Hari's burnt out car was found outside the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo shortly after his disappearance on September 17th.
"Because of the way the car was found, burned out and without the body of Bisnoepersad, we suspect a crime. Because we suspect a relation between the disappearance of Bisnoepersad and Romeo Donk, a team from the capital crimes department is now investigating both disappearances", Naarden said. "Both men were of Dutch nationality."
Hari was in the Netherlands a week before he went missing, his family told Waterkant. He flew to Suriname with another person on the weekend of September 14th and 15th. The Surinamese police believe this other person was Donk, but are still investigating, Naarden said to the Telegraaf. Hari's family last heard from him on September 17th. The family created a Facebook group with the aim of getting information about his whereabouts.
Website Bovennieiuws.pro links the disappearances of Hari and Donk to two assassinations earlier this month - the murder of former pro footballer Kelvin Maynard in Amsterdam, and the murder of Genciel Feller in Curaco. Rumors in the criminal underworld say that Maynard and Feller were murdered because they had stolen 400 kilograms of cocaine from Piet W., a Surinamese drug dealer.
W. was sentenced to seven years in prison in the Netherlands for drug trafficking in 2014. He was released early and resumed his old trade in Suriname, according to the website. Hari and Donk were responsible for distributing W.'s cocaine in Europe, according to Bovennieuws.pro. Shortly before their disappearance they traveled to Suriname to explain the lost shipment of cocaine, the site writes. Maynard was killed one day after Donk and Hari went missing.