No trace of terror suspects on seized guns

13th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 October 2006, AMSTERDAM — In a last-minute blow to the prosecution's case, forensics tests have failed to find any incriminating evidence on the weapons that allegedly belonged to the suspected terror network of Samir A.

13 October 2006

AMSTERDAM — In a last-minute blow to the prosecution's case, forensics tests have failed to find any incriminating evidence on the weapons that allegedly belonged to the suspected terror network of Samir A. 

One of A.'s lawyers made the claim and a spokesman for the public prosecution office (OM) confirmed the statement on Friday.

Police found the guns last month in a communal cellar of several apartment homes in The Hague.

Soumaya S. — the 23-year-old wife of one of the convicted members of the Hofstadgroep, Nouriddin el F. — was living in the apartment building.

The public prosecution suspects the guns belonged to the alleged terror network of Samir A.

A. — who has twice been acquitted on terrorism charges — will appear in court again on Monday on charges relating to the Piranha investigation.

He and el F., his wife and two other men have been charged with membership of a terrorist organisation, illegal possession of firearms and preparing to carry out terrorist attacks.

The trial will be held in the heavily-secured Amsterdam-Osdorp court and is expected to take three weeks.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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