Dutch ask Chile for info on top criminal

26th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 May 2006, AMSTERDAM — Justice officials have asked the Chilean authorities for information in relation to top criminal Mink Kok, a newspaper in Chile reported.

26 May 2006

AMSTERDAM — Justice officials have asked the Chilean authorities for information in relation to top criminal Mink Kok, a newspaper in Chile reported.

'La Nación' said the request came from the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) in Rotterdam. The OM declined to comment.

The paper said Dutch prosecutors want to know about Kok's alleged links to criminal gangs in Chile and about certain financial transactions through the country.

The nature of the supposedly very sensitive information requested was not disclosed by spokesperson for the Chilean justice department. The request will be examined by the Chilean Supreme Court to see if the current treaties between the two countries permit the release of the information.

The Chilean spokesperson did not rule out the possibility that the country's Secret Service may be involved.

Kok, 44, recently completed a sentence for possessing a huge arsenal of guns in Amsterdam in the 1990s. He is currently in custody on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a drug dealer several years ago.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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