Bourgmestre receives suspicious letters
14 January 2005
BRUSSELS – Letters containing suspect white powder have been sent to a Brussels bourgmestre, it was reported on Friday.
Philippe Moureaux, the socialist bourgmestre of Molenbeek – one of Brussels’ poorest communes – received several anonymous threats in November.
Then on Tuesday this week, he was sent a letter, which was opened by a worker at his office at around 8 am.
The white powder inside turned out to be harmless.
On Wednesday, another letter arrived with a similar appearance and was collected by the local police.
Its contents are still being analysed.
Both letters were sent from Charleroi.
If the second letter contains a harmful substance, the case could be passed to the federal court for a full investigation.
[Copyright Expatica 2005]
Subject: Belgian news