Police officers who shot and killed a suspect in Roermond after an attempted helicopter hijacking in October 2017, will not be prosecuted for doing so. The use of their firearms was justified, the Public Prosecutor decided, NU.nl reports.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced four men to up to 30 months in prison on Monday for their involvement in a foiled attempt to break Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond with a hijacked helicopter last year, NU.nl reports.
Three of nine men suspected of involvement in an attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond, were released from custody on Thursday. The court in Amsterdam suspended the pre-trail detention of Abdellatif N., Sofyan El H. and Saifedine M., to the astonishment of the Public Prosecutor, NU.nl reports.
On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences up to nine years against the nine men suspected of involvement in a failed attempt to hijack a helicopter and break gang leader Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. Some of the suspects are also facing charges of weapons possession and possession of stolen cars, NU.nl reports.
Another suspect was arrested for involvement in a failed attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. The man turned himself in to the police on Wednesday, the Prosecutor said on Monday. 39-year-old Abdelghafour L. is the ninth and final suspect in this case, Het Parool reports.
A SWAT team arrested 22-year-old Rachid el M. in Amsterdam West on Wednesday morning. He is one of the main suspects in a foiled attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond using a hijacked helicopter in October last year, Het Parool reports.
El Em. is one of a handful of suspects who managed to escape after the attempted prison break. The police finally tracked him down in his brother's home in Amsterdam West.
The police arrested a seventh suspect for a failed attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the Roermond prison using a hijacked helicopter in October. The 24-year-old from Amsterdam was arrested on December 1st, but his arrest was kept quiet until the magistrate remanded him into custody for 90 days this week, Het Parool reports.
A Colombian pilot was arrested in Paris in connection with an attempted jail break in the Netherlands last month. He was meant to fly a hijacked helicopter that was supposed help criminal gang leader Benaouf A. break out of the prison in Roermond.
A fourth suspect in an attempt to hijack a helicopter and break an Amsterdam gang leader from the prison in Roermond last week, was arrested. The suspect was arrested on Thursday last week, a day after the attempted jailbreak. He and three other suspects were arraigned and remanded into restricted custody, ANP reports.
Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals tried to hijack a helicopter to break him out of the prison in Roermond on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police managed to stop the helicopter plan, after the Amsterdam police got wind of the plans during an ongoing investigation. Three suspects were arrested, one was shot and killed and several others got away.
On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.
The brutal assassination of two Amsterdam criminals in Staatsliedenbuurt in 2012, was recreated during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The goal of the reconstruction was to find out whether escaped target Benaouf A. could really see and identify the gunmen, as he claims, NU.nl reports.
The reconstruction of a double assassination in Amsterdam scheduled for early Wednesday morning will close the same set of Amsterdam city streets where the terrifying incident took place in 2012. Yousseff Lkhorf, 28, and Said el Yazidi, 21, were killed in the shooting, with bullets sprayed all over the city's Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood.
Those two murders are said to have started a gang war in Amsterdam still being fought four years later.
Tensions were high in the Amsterdam court room on Wednesday when Benaouf A. came face to face with his alleged would-be assassin Anouar B. The court repeatedly called for order as glares turned into heated shouting matches
Benaouf A., the believed target of the Staatsliedenbuurt assassinations in 2012, is testifying in the court in Amsterdam on Wednesday. There are concerns that the tensions and violence between the two rival gangs involved in the Amsterdam gang war are set to increase after threats A. made were revealed in court, the Telegraaf reports.
A court in Amsterdam sentenced 32 year old Benaouf A. to 12 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of Amsterdam criminal Najeb Bouhbouh. This was the appeal in this case
The Belgian prosecutor demanded 19 years in prison against Benaouf A. for his role in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Najeb Bouhbouh. This is the appeal in this case. In 2014 A. was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Decapitated Nabil Amzieb was not a notorious career criminal, but did have friends known to be involved in the gang conflict going on in Amsterdam since 2012
The suspect arrested early this month in connection with the 2013 assassination of Amsterdam criminal Souhail Laachir at the Waterfront dance event in the Scheepvaartmuseum, was identified as 33 year old Antillean Surailie I.
The court in Morocco sentenced Hamza B. to 20 years in prison on appeal for his involvement in the double assassination in Staatsliedenbuurt, Amsterdam in 2012. This is the same sentence he received in the first trial.
Anouar 'Popeye' B. and Adil 'Klinker' A. were sentenced to life imprisonment Friday morning by the court in Amsterdam. The court considered it proven that they are guilty of the double assassination of Youssef Lkhorf and Saïd el Yazidi in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood at the end of 2012.
Two suspected shooters in the Amsterdam Staatsliedenbuurt assassination case, Adil "Kinker" A. and Anouar "Popeye" B., stood before the court on Monday. Two motorcycle police officers under fire that night were terrified, they told the court, with a reconsruction of the night suggesting Russian-made armour piercing bullets were used, according to NOS. Bullets were found all over the neighborhood after offenders fled the scene.
The trail against Adil "Kinker" A. (26) and Anouar "Popeye" B. (34), believed to be two of the shooters in the Staatsliedenbuurt executions, begins today in the Amsterdam court, RTV Noord Holland reports. Another suspect, Hamza B., was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Morocco in December for his role in the executions.