In a large-scale police operation in Turkey aimed at a group around Jos Leijdekkers, alias Bolle Jos, his brother-in-law, among others, is said to have been arrested. In total, 23 suspects were handcuffed to the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands.
Spread over five provinces in Turkey, 23 suspects were arrested, Turkish media write. They are suspected of money laundering of earnings from the cocaine trade. Several Dutch Turks are said to be among the suspects, including an important business partner of Bolle Jos. According to sources in the environment, this is his brother-in-law Abdullah Alp U.
During the operation, the equivalent of 40 million euros in real estate, among other things, was seized. In addition, the agents encountered money and jewelry worth the equivalent of 4 million euros. These included several luxury watches and a gold-plated gun. All kinds of encrypted telephones were also found with which criminals can send each other secret messages.
Disappearance and death
Justice has been looking for the 31-year-old ‘Bolle’ Jos Leijdekkers, who is also known by the nickname ‘Josje Breda’, for some time now. He is regarded by investigative authorities as a key player in the large-scale trade, import and export of cocaine through the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. He is also suspected of involvement in the disappearance and death of Naima Jillal. The woman disappeared in 2019 after getting into a car in Amsterdam.
In the meantime, the criminal investigation department in the Netherlands is also increasing the pressure. Leijdekers has been at the top of the National Investigation List since May last year. In mid-March, the judiciary increased the reward for the tip leading to his arrest to 200,000 euros. The police have now also focused their arrows on the immediate family. In January, the detectives briefly detained Leijdekkers’ mother and sister. The two would have been on holiday in Turkey in August and may have secretly met Jos. A raid on his father followed in March. All three are being prosecuted for money laundering.
The investigation services have long had the idea that Leijdekkers is staying in Turkey. There he would have been arrested twice before, but also released fairly quickly.
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