Dubai Arrests Organized Crime Figure on Request of the Dutch

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Bruce Zagaris

On December 16, 2019, the Dutch police announced that Dubai police have arrested the suspected head of a cocaine trafficking gang and the most wanted man in the Netherlands.   Dubai police arrested Ridouan Taghi, 41, on international arrest warrants for murder and drug trafficking.[1] Taghi was born in Morocco.  He is suspected of ordering the murder of Derk Wiersam, 44 and Dutch lawyer of a state witness in a case against him.  Taghi, a father of two young children, was shot dead as he said goodbye to his wife outside his home in suburban Amsterdam.[2]