Tuesday 24 September 2019

‘Killer coke’ dealer faces four years in jail

Tourists are warned about fake cocaine. Photo: DutchNews.nlA drugs dealer who sold white heroin to several tourists claiming it was cocaine should be jailed for four years, the public prosecution department said on Tuesday.

Flip S has been charged with three murders and nine attempted murders but the public prosecutor told the court that he should only be found guilty of the attempted murder of three Danish tourists.

This is because of a lack of evidence to connect him with the deaths and other cases, the public prosecutor said.

Evidence

The court was told that there was no dna evidence linking S to the ‘killer coke’ that was found by police. Six witnesses failed to identify him from photographs and S has denied all involvement, apart from the incident involving the three Danes.

At least three British tourists died after taking heroin which they thought was cocaine and some 20 tourists were hospitalised in late 2014 and early 2015. Amsterdam city council took to using large matrix boards in popular parts of the city to warn tourists of the risks.

The mother of one of the British victims said in a statement to the court that his family is ‘broken by grief’. ‘He lost his life and his future,’ she said.

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