The Limburg Public Prosecution Service demanded a 40-month prison sentence, five of which were conditional, against 47-year-old Willy S. in court in Maastricht on Tuesday for installing hidden spaces in cars. According to the Public Prosecution Service, he facilitated the transport of drugs and money for serious criminals.
The evidence against the man from Brunssum lies in SkyECC messages intercepted and made readable by the police. According to the judiciary, S. (alias “Stashy”) was a known contact for installing spaces in cars. He is said to have offered his services in chat conversations with other criminals from June 2020. He was arrested in December 2021.
He also built spaces in, for example, catalysts, for the purpose of smuggling drugs or weapons.
S. built the spaces in a garage behind his house in Brunssum. He also had a garage in Germany, just across the border in Tüddern. A catalyst with built-in space was found there.
The Public Prosecution Service wants S. to also pay an amount of more than 150,000 euros, because he is said to have earned this money through criminal acts.
He has now been conditionally suspended and is allowed to await the verdict in freedom. The judge will rule on the case in two weeks.