The police suspect that the Scottish criminal Chris H. is involved in the murder of crime reporter Martin Kok in December 2016. H. was probably deployed on that day by the criminal brothers James and Barry Gillespie to lure Kok into the trap, Tuesday reported.
H. was in the presence of Kok at the time when he was shot in the parking lot in front of a sex club in Laren. Even then he was suspected of involvement in the liquidation, but was released again due to lack of evidence.
The police say they have new clues for H.'s involvement and are therefore looking for him. It is suspected that he is in the Netherlands.
The lawyer of H., Maarten Pijnenburg, says in a response against NU.nl, that he is not aware of the new suspicions against his client. He was aware that a European investigation order had been issued for H. a few weeks ago.
De Schot stated at the time that he was trading in secure telephones and had an appointment with Kok to talk about advertising space on his website Butterfly Crime.
Suspects would regularly stay in the Netherlands
H. is said to have been driven by the Gillespie brothers, who would lead a criminal empire with which they would earn millions.
The Dutch are called upon to look out for five Scottish criminals who "regularly go into hiding in the Netherlands". Two of them are therefore brothers, three other men would be used by them to do criminal jobs.
In Opsporing Verzocht , attention will be paid to the investigation on Tuesday evening. For example, surveillance images are shown and photos and features of the five Scots.
Taghi also suspected of Kok's murder
Ridouan Taghi and his alleged right-hand man Saïd R. are also suspected of being involved in the murder of Kok. They would have led the liquidation.
They are prosecuted in absentia in the Marengo process.