“Because there were telephone contacts, going back to January and February 2018, between MJ and the driver of the truck in which we found cannabis on September 24, 2018, so eight months later, that means that MJ is involved in drug trafficking? “Asked lawyer Jean-Philippe Mainz. With his colleague, Nathalie Gallant, they pleaded, Friday, before the Criminal Court of Brussels, the acquittal of their client, MJ, for lack of evidence of possible guilt, both for drug trafficking and for the hostage taking, report Belga.
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The federal prosecutor requested 10 years in prison against the accused. “We throw years in prison like that and it does not seem to shock anyone,” said Jean-Philippe Mainz indignantly. The defense protests against the non-appearance of the driver of the truck. The latter was referred to French justice, and the defense will not be able to question him.
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In addition to MJ, thirteen other people are being prosecuted in this case for international drug trafficking. They are suspected of having formed a criminal organization whose activity consists of transporting narcotics from Morocco to Spain and then Belgium, under the guise, among other things, of a fictitious fruit and vegetable company based in Saint-Josse- ten-Noode. Some of them must also be tried for price as hostage with torture, committed in a villa in Marbella, on the Costa del Sol in Spain, the night of April 1 to 2, 2019.
The verdict will be rendered on January 14th.