A police officer from the national detective force has been arrested on suspicion of large-scale selling of information to the underworld.
The detective is suspected of selling highly sensitive information over many years to international drugs organisations and criminal motor clubs, the NRC reports.
The police and the public prosecutor say it is the ‘biggest judicial scandal since the IRT-affair’ of the 1990s. Then, the police were shown to have been dealing in drugs.
In the new case, someone at the heart of the detection force systematically informed the underworld about criminal investigations.
The NRC quotes sources as saying that the detective operated in Oost-Brabant where he frequently sold information to local drugs gangs and had a warm relationship with motor clubs No Surrender and Satudarah.
A spokesman for the public prosecutor in Den Bosch confirmed to the paper that a man was arrested on September 29 and is being held on suspicion of fraud, corruption and money laundering.
The man’s house has been searched and computers seized, although the public prosecutor spokesman ‘could say nothing’ about this. The national police refuse to comment on the case, the NRC says.
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