Detective 'tipped off Hells Angels' about raid

17th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

17 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — A detective, 49, was arrested on the orders of justice officials in Amsterdam on Monday.

17 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — A detective, 49, was arrested on the orders of justice officials in Amsterdam on Monday.

The unnamed officer, who works for the Nationale Recherche (national detective service), is suspected of leaking confidential information to third parties. He has been suspended.

Two other men, aged 49 and 51, were also arrested as part of the same investigation, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) said on Tuesday. Detectives are trying to establish what role, of any, these men had in "illegal police contacts".

The Nationale Recherche deals with investigations into serious crime and terrorism.

News agency ANP said it was very likely the arrest of the detective relates to the alleged leak of information about the massive police operation against the Hells Angels last year.

Over 40 bikers were arrested in dawn raids by 1,000 heavily armed police officers as part of an investigation into the alleged involvement of members of the Hells Angels in drug dealing and other serious crimes. All the bikers have now been released from custody but the investigation continues.

This is the first time that a member of the Nationale Recherche has been arrested for allegedly leaking information.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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