NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 13:03
In an attempt to obtain information about the whereabouts of ‘Bolle Jos’, homes and an office of relatives of his were searched, the Public Prosecution Service reports. Jos Leijdekkers, suspected of large-scale cocaine trafficking, is one of the most wanted criminals in the Netherlands. Two women aged 68 and 27 have been arrested in the case.
The family members whose homes and offices were searched are themselves suspected of laundering criminal money. The Public Prosecution Service suspects that they accepted money and expensive gifts, knowing of the criminal origin.
Jewelry and cash taken
Buildings were searched in Breda, Prinsenbeek and Rotterdam. Valuable watches and other jewellery, expensive handbags and large sums of money in euros and various other currencies were seized. The detectives also found two fake German passports.
Mobile phones, USB sticks, computers, cameras and photos were also seized. Together with other data carriers, these are searched for indications of the whereabouts of Leijdekers.
Jos Leijdekkers, also known as ‘Bolle Jos’
The man has no fixed place of residence and residence in the Netherlands. The OM thinks that he has been in Turkey for a long time. His parents and sister traveled to that country in December and may have had contact with him.
Drugs, money laundering and violence
The OM sees the 31-year-old Leijdekkers, who originally comes from Breda, as one of the key players in the international cocaine trade. He would have been involved in the import of large shipments of coke through the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.
He is also suspected of laundering the proceeds from this trade. Intercepted encrypted messages would have revealed that he was guilty of laundering tens of millions of euros and hundreds of kilos of gold.
He is also suspected of committing excessive violence. For example, he would be involved in the disappearance and death of Naima Jillal. The woman disappeared in October 2019, after getting into a car in Amsterdam.
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