"Hell's Angels delivered to terrorists"
16 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – Two members of the Dutch Hell's Angels were directly involved in supply weapons and explosives to the terrorist organisations Hezbollah in Lebanon and the IRA in Northern Ireland.
16 May 2007
AMSTERDAM – Two members of the Dutch Hell's Angels were directly involved in supply weapons and explosives to the terrorist organisations Hezbollah in Lebanon and the IRA in Northern Ireland.
According to reliable sources, two new witnesses for the state have said this in the criminal investigation into the Hell's Angels.
The witnesses – two Dutch brothers aged 33 and 38 – say that one of the two weapons traffickers is a former member of the IJmuiden chapter of the Angels, and the other is an active member of the Amsterdam chapter.
The lawyers of the two Hell's Angels, Leon van Kleef and Nico Meijering, say the statements of the brothers cannot be taken seriously.
A spokesperson for the public prosecution department says investigation into the claims from the brothers has not turned up any confirmation so far.
Both witnesses are being held on suspicion of large scale drug trading and reportedly had a lot of dealings with the Hell's Angels in Amsterdam.
The public prosecution department suspects the Hell's Angels of possession and trade of weapons and drugs, threats and extortion. The justice department's attempts to have the organisation banned in civil court have failed so far.
In an interview with Het Parool last weekend prominent members of the Amsterdam Hell's Angels deny all allegations from the justice department.
Meijering and Van Kleef doubt whether the authorities are taking the testimony of the brothers very seriously. "Our clients have not yet been addressed about this matter," the lawyers say.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news