The police arrested someone again on Monday in connection with the murder of Peter R. de Vries in July 2021. The man is suspected of involvement in preparing the attack.
The Public Prosecution Service (OM) only says that the man has been arrested in Tilburg. Further details about the suspect’s identity have not been released.
The police and the judiciary suspect that the new suspect is part of the “criminal cooperation” that has been involved in the (preparation of) the murder of De Vries. The man is in custody and is only allowed to have contact with his lawyer.
There are eight suspects in the murder case. Two of them, Kamil E. and Delano G., are suspected of carrying out the murder. Last summer, the Public Prosecution Service already demanded a life sentence against driver E. and alleged shooter G., but shortly afterwards received new information about the possible clients of the murder. The case was reopened and resumed on January 6.
Crime journalist De Vries was shot in Amsterdam on July 6, 2021. He died nine days later at the age of 64.
De Vries was a confidant of Nabil B., the key witness in the controversial Marengo liquidation process, in which Ridouan Taghi is the main suspect. In 2018, B.’s brother Reduan was shot dead and in 2019 his lawyer Derk Wiersum.