Dutch MPs demand crackdown on Nigerian gangs

28th July 2008, Comments 1 comment

Three parties in the Dutch parliament want a permanent police united formed to investigate Nigerian criminal gangs.

28 July 2008

Three parties in the Dutch parliament, the Christian Democrats, the conservative VVD and the populist Freedom Party have called on Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch-Ballin to create a permanent police unit to investigate Nigerian criminal gangs.

They say that since 2007's abolition of a temporary police unit which had arrested a number of Nigerian criminals, new gangs have formed.

The Freedom Party has also called on Deputy Justice Minister Nehabat Albayrak to change immigration legislation, so that foreigners suspected of criminal activity can be declared undesirable aliens.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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  • HistoryTechDoc posted:

    on 29th July 2008, 11:54:08 - Reply

    Boiler Room operations known as 'Advance Fee Fraud (aka Nigerian, AFF or 419 Fraud)', (see: www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Nigerian/reporting.htm and
    www.scamdex.com/419-index.php) are continuing to menace everyday internet users here in the NL. The 419 Nigerian task force continues to try and clear up the net of these scammers, but a new Dutch policing unit needs to be reestablished. Said future unit should not limit itself only to Nigerian fraudsters, but also look to Romania and other international players looking for easy €uros.