Police officer arrested on corruption charges, was part of Wilders’ security

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A policeman from The Hague who was arrested on Tuesday for leaking confidential information in return for cash was also part of the special security detail guarding the royal family and right wing populist MP Geert Wilders.

The public prosecution department on Wednesday confirmed claims made by the Telegraaf newspaper that the man worked for the security service DBB, the paper said.

‘The police officer was being trained. He had a two month internship at the unit up to February this year and was involved in Wilders’ security,’ a spokesman for the public prosecution department told the paper.

After a short period with the DBB the police officer returned to The Hague city force, the Telegraaf said.

Officials are now investigating if he was also involved in leaking information during his time at the DBB.

Earlier this year, another police officer Faris K was arrested for talking about his work on Wilders’ security detail with friends.

The police officer arrested this week hit the headlines in 2012 when he shot dead an unarmed teenager at The Hague’s HS railway station. He was eventually cleared of any culpability.

 

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