Dutch suspect linked to crime gang killings deported from Dubai

The man, known only as Khalid J, was arrested on his return to the Netherlands on Sunday

A man suspected to be part of a gang accused of orchestrating a string of killings was arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport following his deportation from Dubai.
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A suspected 'middle man' in a Dutch crime gang accused of orchestrating a string of killings in the Netherlands has been deported from Dubai.

The 35-year-old man, known only as Khalid J, was deported by the UAE to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Dutch police arrested him at the airport.

In a statement, the Public Prosecution Service, Noord-Holland, confirmed the Dutchman's arrest.

“The Dutch authorities arrested a 35-year-old man at Schiphol who was deported by the United Arab Emirates.

“At present, the Public Prosecution Service Noord-Holland makes no further announcements.”

It comes just weeks after suspected Dutch crime lord Ridouan Taghi was deported from Dubai.

He is believed to be the mastermind behind a string of executions, assassination attempts and a super-drugs cartel.

Khalid J's deportation relates to his alleged role as a member of an organisation that arranged murders, according to the Het Parool newspaper.

It adds that he was allegedly a middle man in the organisation between 2013 to 2014, 10 members of which are due to stand trial for organising executions.

The Dutch Criminal Intelligence Team has also described him as a right hand man to an alleged drugs trafficker.

His name has also appeared in papers linked to Taghi.

Taghi was arrested following an international manhunt when Dubai Police joined forces with Dutch officials and discovered him hiding out in a luxury villa in the resort.

Within three days of his arrest, authorities in Dubai swiftly deported him back to the Netherlands to face multiple murder charges.

A long-running turf-war involving Dutch-Moroccans has seen the loss of many innocent lives across Europe.

Taghi, who is a joint Dutch and Moroccan national, has been cited in court papers as being behind some of the deaths.

It is alleged he used the Caloh Wagoh biker gang, known as the Angels of Death, to carry out executions for both drug feuds and revenge attacks.

Those allegedly killed on his orders were targeted using grenades, gunfire and explosives.

The assassins were told they would receive higher payments for daylight executions, according to phone messages intercepted by Dutch officers.

It has formed a trial known as the Marengo case and 16 defendants, now including Taghi, will stand trial in March for assassinations and attempted murders.

The prosecutor is yet to release more details in the case of Khalid J.