Friday 26 February 2021

Dutch policeman suspended for selling MH17 mementos

mh17 crash site nbaaiA Dutch police official has been suspended for trying to sell relics from last year’s MH17 plane crash via online auction site Marktplaats, broadcaster Nos says on Monday.

The items included a piece of the plane itself, a Malaysian airways packet of tissues and some of the clothes the police officer was wearing while at the crash site in Ukraine. All 298 people were killed when the plane was brought down by a missile, probably fired by pro-Russian rebels.

The advert for ‘a wall decoration featuring items from the MH17 disaster’ has since been removed from the website. The police officer had put the collection for sale for €1,500.

The public prosecution department has declined to say any more about the case and the officer remains in custody, Nos says.

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