The police have the Schinnen accountant Joep H. (37) He is closely involved in cocaine transports of thousands of kilos through his company in Beek.
Joep is one of three people lined up in an international drug case on Wednesday. This is evident from information held by L1.
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tons of cocaine
In the investigation under the name Costa, the police conducted raids in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. In total there are thirteen people. They will all work together on the largest cocaine seizure ever in Belgium. On 27 October 2020, more than 11,000 kilos of coke were found in sea containers with scrap iron in the port of Antwerp.
Beeks bank building
Earlier, in October 2019, a transport of at least 2800 kilos of cocaine was intercepted in Antwerp. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of teak wood, intended for a company in Maasmechelen. Further investigation by international investigative services brought her to the Schinnen accountant Joep, who does business from an old bank building in Beek, among other things. That was one of the buildings in which the police registered a raid on Wednesday.
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Joep is seen as a major player in the international cocaine organization. According to justified, he is an accountant for several suspects in this file and he has the financial knowledge to be able to launder large flows of money for the organization, for example. He is expected in Amsterdam on Thursday for a surrender hearing. There it is discussed whether the accountant may be surrendered directly to Belgium.
Leading actor Joep is not aware of any harm. He only claims to be an accountant and to have no more than an advisory role for various parties that appear in this investigation. According to justification, his influence is many times greater. For example, he would be directly involved in ordering containers of wood in Costa Rica, in which large consignments of cocaine are hidden. That wood is then stored in a shed at Maastricht Aachen Airport. Raimon Maessen, Joep’s Dutch lawyer, does not want to respond at the moment.