Drug kingpin had been living in Dubai since 2016

Ridouan Taghi, Drug, kingpin, Dubai, 2016, Dutch broadcaster, Dutch Police

The Hague - "Following this arrest, eight house searches were made on Monday evening and six suspects were arrested," Dutch police said in a statement.



By AFP

Published: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 Dec 2019, 12:10 AM

Ridouan Taghi, who was arrested in Dubai on Monday, had been living in a luxury villa since 2016, and he rarely left his home, senior Dubai police official Jamal Al Jallaf told Dutch broadcaster NOS.
The suspect had been "careful, very careful", he said, adding: "The curtains of the house were always closed, no light came out. You could not see from outside if there was someone inside."
Meanwhile, Dutch Police arrested six people in a series of raids across the country after an alleged cocaine kingpin dubbed the Netherlands' most wanted man was arrested, police said on Tuesday.
"Following this arrest, eight house searches were made on Monday evening and six suspects were arrested," Dutch police said in a statement.
Dutch media said the Netherlands and Dubai had no extradition treaty but authorities in both countries were working on transferring Taghi, possibly by the end of February.


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