In the investigation into the criminal organization allegedly run by Ridouan Taghi, who was arrested in Dubai on Monday, the Dutch police raided eight homes and arrested six people on Tuesday night. The suspects are five men and a woman between the ages of 29 and 45 years, the police said on Wednesday.
The Amsterdam police arrested suspects at various locations on Monday morning in the ongoing investigation into an attack on the building housing newspaper De Telegraaf in June last year. More details will be released during the course of the day, the police said on Twitter.
The Public Prosecutor's key witness Nabil B. made statements about at least 12 assassinations or attempts thereto, linking wanted criminal Ridouan Taghi's organization to most of these crimes, sources told the Telegraaf.
This is the first time ever that one key witness linked one person to so many crimes, according to the newspaper.
Riduouan T., currently the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands, considered assassinating prominent Public Prosecutor Koos Plooij, NRC and Het Parool report based on messages T. sent to his suspected partner in crime Richard R., also known as 'Rico de Chilean'.
The Public Prosecutor made a deal with a second suspect in one of the multiple gangland assassinations in Amsterdam and Utrecht to turn key witness. Tony de G., a 34-year-old suspect in the murder of Amsterdam criminal Jair Wessels, made statements against people involved in the criminal underworld, Het Parool reports.
A Dutch man was shot dead in the center of the Spanish resort of Torremolinos on Saturday evening. The victim is drug criminal Hamza Z., considered one of the main players in the drug war in Utrecht and surroundings, the Telegraaf reports.
The man was dining in a restaurant near the beach when a masked man entered the establishment and shot the Dutch man in the head and upper body. He died in hospital. The perpetrator fled in a white van. Witnesses told local media that the entire assassination took no more than two minutes.
The police raided eight buildings in Utrecht, Nieuwengein, Vianen and Tiel on Tuesday morning for as yet unknown reasons. Seven people were arrested, the police said on Twitter.
A spokesperson for the police would not tell NU.nl why the raids were done or what the detainees are suspected of, in the interest of the investigation. The spokesperson did say that the detainees are not suspected of terrorism.
Nabil B. is again threatening to withdraw his testimony as key witness in the investigations into a series of underworld assassinations, because he feels the Dutch authorities are not doing enough to protect his family. His family also wants compensation for the effects B.'s role as key witness are having on their lives, B.'s lawyer Bart Stapert said in an interim hearing, the Telegraaf reports.
A 40-year-old man from Hilversum arrested on suspicion of murdering key witness Nabil B.'s brother March, confessed to the murder, the Public Prosecutor announced, NU.nl reports.
The man only confessed to killing Reduan B. at his office in Amsterdam, and did not say whether he was ordered to do so or give any names or information that could lead to other suspects. He will appear in court on July 5th.
The police released new photos of Ridouan Taghi and Said Razzouki. Key witness Nabil B. named Taghi as the person who ordered several assassinations and attempts thereto in the Netherlands. Razzouki is a known accomplice of Taghi, according to newspaper AD.
Investigators believe that Taghi at least is abroad and he was also placed on international wanted lists.
Nabil B., a key witness in multiple investigations into assassinations, is threatening to retract his testimony if his family is not better protected. According to him, the murder of his brother shows that his family is not getting adequate protection, B.'s lawyer Bart Stapert said during a pro-forma hearing in the criminal case against B. on Tuesday, ANP reports.
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.
A person was killed in a shooting on TT. Melissaweg at the NDSM lot in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, the police said on Twitter. Het Parool identifies the victim as the brother of a key witnesses in a case revolving around multiple assassinations.
The police reported the shooting just after 9:00 a.m. The area has been closed to the public and forensic investigators are at the scene.
According to Het Parool, the victim is 41-year-old Reduan B. He runs a business on TT. Melissaweg. The police have not confirmed his identity. A burning car was found around the corner.