Four held over leak of state secrets

19th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 May 2006, AMSTERDAM — Four people were arrested this week on suspicion of leaking police information about reputed top criminal Mink Kok, a justice spokesperson in Breda revealed on Friday.

19 May 2006

AMSTERDAM — Four people were arrested this week on suspicion of leaking police information about reputed top criminal Mink Kok, a justice spokesperson in Breda revealed on Friday.

A former employee of the intelligence service was detained at the beginning of May for allegedly writing 'love letters' to 44-year-old Kok.

Newspaper 'De Telegraaf' reported at the beginning of the year that Kok bribed officials to get access to top secret information about investigations into the Dutch underworld.

The leaked files confirmed that the intelligence service BVD, now called the AIVD, carried out an investigation in the late 1990s into allegations of corruption within the Amsterdam police and justice department. Central to this investigation was Kok. He was convicted of possessing a huge arsenal of guns in Amsterdam and is currently in custody on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a drug dealer several years ago.

De Telegraaf' said the group around Kok kept millions in a special fund to bribe police officers and prosecutors. It was also suggested corrupt police officers provided confiscated guns for use in gangland killings.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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