Ben Allal another 90 days in Netherlands

9th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 November 2007, AMSTERDAM - The Dutch public prosecutor announced Friday the detention of escaped Belgian criminal Nordin Ben Allal has been extended by another 90 days.

9 November 2007

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch public prosecutor announced Friday the detention of escaped Belgian criminal Nordin Ben Allal has been extended by another 90 days.

Ten days ago, Bel Allal, one of Belgian's top criminals, who escaped prison four times, broke out of prison once again. Two days later, Dutch police arrested him while he was trying to rob a motorcycle store in The Hague with an accomplice.

Earlier this year, Belgian authorities had sentenced Ben Allal to 12 years in prison for shooting at two police officers. Before, he had already been sentenced to 27 years in prison for violent robberies.

Belgian authorities have asked the Netherlands to extradite Ben Allal back to Belgium.

The extradition process may take up to several months, but at present it has not yet been established whether the extradition process can get started, reports said.

It was not yet clear whether Ben Allal is to be tried by a Dutch or a Belgian court for the armed robbery in The Hague.

"But we do expect to know more about it within the next 90 days," a spokeswoman of the Dutch justice department said Friday.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

Subject: Belgian news, Dutch news

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