Case against Hells Angels finally dropped
Public prosecutors have withdrawn appeals after concluding that there are not enough leads.25 April 2008
AMSTERDAM - The criminal proceedings against the Dutch Hells Angels have been brought to a definitive end.
The public prosecutor's office has withdrawn its appeal in all cases.
At the end of last year a court in Amsterdam dismissed the public prosecutor's case because rules had been breached when conversations between the suspects and their lawyers were tapped. The judge described the protection of the suspects' interests as "grossly inadequate".
The public prosecutor's office admitted that mistakes had been made but nevertheless lodged an appeal.
Having now considered the possibilities for continuing the case, it has now come to the conclusion that there are not enough leads.
The Hells Angels were charged with being a criminal organisation involved in drugs and arms trafficking and acts of violence.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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