Security beefed up for 'Angel' investigators

10th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

10 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — Extra security measures have been taken to protect prosecutors and examining magistrates involved in the criminal investigation of members of the Hells Angels, according to a crime programme.

10 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — Extra security measures have been taken to protect prosecutors and examining magistrates involved in the criminal investigation of members of the Hells Angels, according to a crime programme.

Television show 'Bureau Misdaad' is to claim on Thursday that justice officials are concerned the Hells Angels will try to exact revenge on the officials leading the investigation.

Security systems, costing hundreds of thousands of euros, have been installed at the homes of key prosecutors and magistrates involved in the case, 'Bureau Misdaad' will claim.

The television programme is presented by crime journalist John van den Heuvel of the daily newspaper 'De Telegraaf'.

A total of 45 Hells Angels were arrested on 17 October when hundreds of police officers took part in coordinated raids on Hells Angels properties across the Netherlands.

Eighteen members of the motorbike club remain in custody on suspicion of involvement in the illegal possession of weapons, drug dealing, extortion and membership of a criminal organisation. The rest have been released.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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