In the investigation into hostage-taking and torture in the criminal drug environment in Belgium, the investigating judge in Turnhout this week arrested a man with a Surinamese passport, as well as a Dutchman. In February a seriously injured Dutchman was found near Poppel (B). Three people are now in custody in the case.
Workers from the municipality of Ravels reported to the police on Thursday, February 23 at 2:30 pm that a badly beaten-up Dutch man was lying on the street. The 37-year-old victim was missing a finger, among other things, and had several serious cuts and stab wounds. An ambulance rushed the man to the hospital in Turnhout.
The police soon arrested a 23-year-old Dutchman. He is suspected of torture, illegal deprivation of liberty and trafficking and possession of drugs.
Last Monday, a 20-year-old Dutchman who lived in Mol (B) was arrested. The council chamber in Turnhout confirmed his arrest today. The Federal Judicial Police of Antwerp arrested a 23-year-old man with Surinamese nationality who lives in Hasselt on Thursday.
He will appear in court on Tuesday. Investigators are looking for other people involved.