The court in Amsterdam has sentenced a 37-year-old and 45-year-old man to 10 years in prison and 15 years in prison respectively for, among other things, the import of enormous quantities of cocaine in containers with different deck loads from South America to the Netherlands.
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The case revolves around the 13Delos investigation by the national public prosecutor’s office. The investigation began on February 4, 2021 following information from the Criminal Intelligence Team (TCI). After a search, the police discovered five containers filled with soy meal that had been sent from Paraguay via Argentina to Antwerp. Cracked chat messages showed that 1,500 kilos of cocaine had arrived at the port of Antwerp from Paraguay at the end of May 2020, much of which was later stolen by other criminals.
In addition to the 1,500 kilos, according to the court, the suspects also had involvement with 86.04 kilos of cocaine that was found in Amsterdam on February 4, 2021. The verdict also states, among other things, that he participated in the import of 741 kilos of cocaine from Ivory Coast to the Netherlands and the import of (approximately) 200 kilos of cocaine (hidden in 40 beams) from Uruguay to the Netherlands.
The 37-year-old man receives a 10-year prison sentence for complicity in importing 741, 1,500 and 200 kilos of cocaine in containers with different deck loads, and processing and processing 18 blocks of cocaine in a warehouse in Hoofddorp. He fulfilled a logistics coordinating role. The court acquits him of possession of 86 kilos of cocaine, a firearm and ammunition.
The 45-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years for complicity in importing 1,703 and 1,500 kilos of cocaine and attempting to import 2,903 kilos of cocaine in containers with different deck loads from South America to the Netherlands.
He was one of the investors in these transports and was one of the people who determined which transports were invested in.
He has also been convicted of money laundering of more than 12 million euros.