Security measures were increased in five Dutch prisons this week following the arrest of Ridouan Taghi’s son in Dubai. Het Parool reports this. Prisoners seen as part of Taghi’s group have been given “higher security status”.
They are monitored more closely and are allowed out of their cells less often. They are also allowed to make fewer telephone calls and receive fewer visitors.
Het Parool reports that the police consider it “probable” that unrest will arise among some prisoners due to the arrest of Taghi’s son.
Last week it was announced that Ridouan Taghis’ son Faissal was arrested in the United Arab Emirates earlier this summer. He is suspected in the Netherlands of participating in a criminal organization involved in the international trade in narcotics, money laundering and the preparation of violent crimes.
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has submitted an extradition request to bring 22-year-old Taghi to the Netherlands. On Monday, the judiciary reported that it had “full confidence” in the further course of that procedure. Since August 1, the Netherlands has had extradition treaties with the United Arab Emirates.
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