WILLEMSTAD :—At the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Curaçao, former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin (50) was handed over by the Venezuelan authorities to the judicial authorities of the country Curaçao. Jamaloodin was transferred from Caracas to Hato airport by members of the Curaçao Arrest Team. The extradition was requested a long time ago in connection with three investigations that are being conducted in Curaçao. Jamaloodin is considered a major suspect. This concerns the Germanium, Passaat and Maximus investigations.
There is suspicion in the Germanium investigation that Jamaloodin, as the then Minister of Finance, has been involved in the misappropriation of approximately 450,000 guilders in subsidy money for the improvement of the Divi Divi sports field in the Steenrijk district in the period 2012-2014.
The Passaat investigation, which is a side-track of the Bientu case, is related to criminal acts in the context of the realization of the disclosure regulations at the Tax Authorities in 2011. Jamaloodin is suspected in this connection of forgery.
In the Maximus investigation, Jamaloodin is suspected of involvement in the murder of Helmin Wiels in May 2013. More specifically, Jamaloodin is suspected to have ordered the murder of the politician and has paid for it.
Upon his arrival in Curaçao, Jamaloodin was immediately arrested. He will appear before the Judge-Commissioner as soon as possible.
The extradition of Jamaloodin was made possible thanks to the good cooperation with Interpol, the Public Prosecution in Caracas, the Ministry of the Interior of Venezuela, the Dutch Embassy in Caracas and the Police Agency Curaçao.
The Public Prosecution stated that in the interests of the various investigations, no further announcements will be made for the time being.
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/30070-curacao-former-finance-minister-george-jamaloodin-extradited-back-to-curacao-to-face-charges-in-the-assassination-of-helmin-weils.html