In September 2020, at the request of the federal prosecutor’s office, 16 searches were carried out in Brussels and Walloon Brabant in an investigation into a large-scale illegal arms trade. Investigators not only invaded private addresses, the researchers also visited two arms dealers and a Brussels police station. One of the suspects was a police commissioner.
400 kilos of ammunition
The investigators then seized a considerable batch of weapons, no fewer than 374 pieces, ranging from small arms, over rifles to automatic weapons. The construction was completed with no less than 400 kilos of ammunition. At least ten people were taken for questioning. Among them arms dealers, but also two arms dealers and police commissioner Marc DB (photo). According to the investigation, the weapons were not passed on to people from the right environment, but only ended up with collectors and dealers.
On Friday, the Brussels correctional statements made in this file. And that was not kind for the police officer: he was given up to 15 months in prison and a fine of 16,000 euros. The heaviest walked even up to 7 years is sufficient.
It is expected to date against this verdict. (yb)