The Antwerp public prosecutor says that nine people have been obtained in recent days in two investigations that resulted from the police cracked messages from Sky ECC: an investigation into corruption around an official at FPS Finance and a major investigation into imports totaling almost 7,000 kilos. cocaine. The (FPS) Federal Public Service Finance is the equivalent of the Dutch Tax Authorities.
The evidence came from the police hack of the Sky ECC messaging service. In those messages, information emerged about the role of a 58-year-old civil servant who allegedly abused position. The Federal Police has the man at work on Tuesday at the services in the port of Antwerp. After arraignment, the investigating judge has placed the man in placement.
6,196 kilos of cocaine
In the other judicial investigation, the investigating judge ordered the Antwerp Federal Judicial Police to carry out twelve searches in Aartselaar, Antwerp, Borsbeek, Deurne, Edegem, Hoboken, Kontich, Mortsel, Sint-Niklaas and Temse. eight people were involved. These are men between the ages of 25 and 38.
The detective thinks that this organization can be linked to nine transports of cocaine via the Waasland harbor between February 2020 and March 2021. In addition, 6,916 kilos of cocaine were received, good for a street value of 187 million euros.
About 5.6 tons of cocaine has been seized by Customs. Two parties are confiscated during the live, where politicians can follow the talks phases live. On February 23, 2021, 303.94 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted in a load of sugar, on March 3, 2021 it concerned a consignment of 719.59 kilograms of cocaine in a deck load of cars. Both seizures happened at MPET in the Waasland harbour.
According to the prosecutor, the 26-year-old main suspect had all the information about the drug parties. He could count on the help of his brother (38) and cousin (29). The organization could also call on the hand and span services provided by people who were in the port.
More than 100,000 euros in cash, some cryptophones, luxury goods and luxury clothing were seized during the searches. Real estate was still being laid and also laid were frozen.
In the next phase, the investigating judge will decide on the arrest of the investigating judge men.