Justice will prosecute football player Quincy Promes for drug smuggling. He is due back in court next week. Then, among other things, the question must be answered whether the tapped conversations may be used in the two cases against him.
by Joost van der Wegen
The sessions in the case against the former Ajax player will be continued at the Amsterdam court on Monday 5 June.
Promes (31) is primarily suspected of attempted manslaughter and possibly attempted murder. It is suspected that he stabbed his cousin in the knee at a party on the night of July 24 to 25, 2020 in Abcoude.
It concerns the continuation of the case, after an earlier hearing on March 17 of this year. Then Promes’ case was reopened. The Public Prosecution Service had already demanded a prison sentence of two years against 31-year-old Promes for aggravated assault.
Police tapped Promes’ conversations in another investigation. The player is also suspected of smuggling 4,000 kilos of cocaine and participating in a criminal organization.
In the tapped conversations in this case, the 50-time Orange international also confesses to having stabbed his cousin at a family party in Abcoude. A question that is outstanding for the court is whether Promes was therefore lawfully tapped. The upcoming session is intended to gain more clarity on this.
Promes currently plays football in Russia, at Spartak Moscow. He was not present at the previous sessions. It is not clear whether he will now appear before the court in Amsterdam.