July 31, 2014

Hundreds of Dutch Moroccan youths are reported to be involved in a string of robberies and at least six gangland killings in the Netherlands and Belgium, according to Volkskrant newspaper, which bases its claims on police investigations into the killings. According to the reports, robberies occur in the Netherlands and then the perpetrators travel to Morocco, which does not deport its nationals.

Dutch public prosecution has an agreement with the Moroccan authorities to facilitate prosecution of those involved in the Netherlands under Moroccan law.  The agreement was signed in 2012 under the responsibilities of the justice ministry. Last week, Hamza B, suspected of a double shooting in Amsterdam in December 2012, became the first to go on trial in Morocco under the new agreement.

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