Police arrest suspect in lawyer murder case | THE DAILY HERALD

The getaway van used in the murder of Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum in Amsterdam on September 19. (Dutch Police photo)

 AMSTERDAM–Dutch police have arrested a man for the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum last month. He was arrested at a private home on Tuesday, but police have not said where or given any further details.

  Last week police said that the man who shot the lawyer dead outside his home in Amsterdam had made his escape in a white van. That van has since been found – an Opel Combo with forged number plates. Police are now appealing for people to come forward, who may have seen the van in Amsterdam or Almere.

  Police said they expected more arrests would follow and that a large team of detectives was working on the case round the clock.

  Wiersum was acting for Nabil B., a key witness in a major drug trial revolving around on-the-run gangster Ridouan Taghi.

  The killing has been described as a “new, dark phase” of the increasingly deadly underworld drug wars and prompted Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus to pledge tough new measures against drug criminals.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/91475-police-arrest-suspect-in-lawyer-murder-case