The use of a crown witness holds definite risks for the witness and his or her family, but can also make a "decisive contribution" in the fight against organized crime, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in a parliamentary debate. Grapperhaus called it a "devilish dilemma", RTL Nieuws reports.
The police arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of Reduan Bakkali, brother of key witness Nabil Bakkali, in Amsterdam on Thursday. The main suspect was arrested on Friday night, the other two on Saturday morning, the police said in a statement.
The police have clear footage of the man who murdered 41-year-old Reduan Bakkali in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The gunman was filmed by security cameras in the building in which Bakkali's business is located, the Telegraaf reports.
According to the newspaper, the perpetrator was caught on camera when he entered the victim's business for a job interview. He shot Bakkali when he waked upstairs with him.
The police confirmed that the man assassinated on TT. Melissaweg in Amsterdam on Thursday morning is Reduan Bakkali, brother of Nabil Bakkali who is a key witness in a case surrounding multiple assassinations. This revelation prompted demands for an emergency parliamentary debate, AT5 reports.