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Gangster wants new identity

11 May 2007

BRUSSELS – Gangster and former state policeman Robert Beijer says he is willing to disclose details about the murder of Francis Zwarts 25 years ago. He will only talk however if the justice ministry agrees to give him a new identity.

Beijer was linked in the past with the Nivelles Gang, responsible for 28 deaths and a series of robberies and attacks in the first half of the 1980s.
Beijer is in Thailand and wants to return to Belgium. In exchange for a new identity he will tell authorities where to find Zwarts’ body.

The gangster wants to negotiate with Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx (Socialist Party PS) but she has refused so far.

Beijer is threatening to go to the press and reveal the location of Zwarts’ body if Onkelinx continues to refuse to make any concessions.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news