Dozens of tips over corrupt cop's murder

15th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

15 February 2005, AMSTERDAM — Police have received dozens of tips over the murder last year of corrupt policeman Martin Hoogland following a massive information blitz on Monday.

15 February 2005

AMSTERDAM — Police have received dozens of tips over the murder last year of corrupt policeman Martin Hoogland following a massive information blitz on Monday.

The tips came after police requested information via music channel TMF, free daily newspaper the Spits and internet service provider Tiscali.

Television crime-stopper show Opsporing Verzocht on Monday night also screened video footage taken by a surveillance camera of the suspected killer.

Police have since said various useful tips were received by authorities, but they are still looking for the weapon used in the murder.

Inquiries are also being conducted to determine the identity of people going about with the nicknames Kleine Turk, Puntje, Ouwe, Pukkel and Pukkie.

Hoogland, 47, was shot and killed as he rode his bike near the open penitentiary De Keern in the northern Dutch town of Hoorn on 18 March last year. He was allegedly still in contact with Serbian criminals.

The former Amsterdam detective had been sentenced in the Dutch capital in 1993 to 10 years jail for the murder of infamous drugs boss Klaas Bruinsma and drug dealer Tony Hijzelendoorn.

Flyers have recently been distributed to some 1,200 inmates of Dutch jails and letters have been sent to people in the vicinity around Hoogland to gather new information over his murder.

The chief Amsterdam public prosecutor is offering a EUR 20,000 reward for the tip that leads to an arrest. Officers from various police districts attached to the inter-regional team IRPT are investigating the murder.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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