Three former members of the Caloh Wagoh motorcycle gang have been sentenced to life in prison for murder and attempted murder, reports NOS.
Fourteen other suspects were given jail sentences from one year to 30 years, and two were found innocent.
The Midden-Nederland court said that the club was ‘a criminal organisation which was engaged full time in committing murders’, adding that messages between members were ‘horrifying’.
A crown witness was given a 10 year sentence instead of a 20 year one, after admitting to murder. He was arrested in Spain and testified against others in return for a plea deal.
The main suspect, 52-year-old Delano R. was given a life sentence and according to the court showed no remorse. The case, known as the Eris trial, involves an eight-month period in which five people were shot dead, three murders were prepared and seven people were ‘put on the waiting list to be killed’.
It is a side trial to the massive Marengo case against Ridouan Taghi, Saïd Razzouki and 15 other men accused of being part of a ‘well-oiled murder machine’ funded by drug money. The OM believes that Taghi was Caloh Wagoh’s most important ‘client’.
Prosecutors said that Taghi may also face sanctions in the Eris trial after the Marengo verdict, where the prosecution has demanded life sentences for all suspects except Razzouki, whose case is ongoing.
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