Crime scene Amsterdam, 6 July 2021. Here the journalist Peter R. de Vries was shot and seriously injured.
Organized drug crime in the Netherlands has found it easy to find young, inexperienced men who kill for money. After the assassination attempt on Peter R. de Vries, the alleged shooter was quickly caught.
D.he murderer of Reduan B. made it easy for the police. When he entered the advertising agency “Knibbe Lettering” in Amsterdam-North on the morning of March 29, 2018, he was not wearing a mask. He followed the company’s managing director into the stairwell and fired several times at him from behind. When the victim collapsed at the top of the stairs, he shot him in the head at close range. This can be seen on the recordings from the cameras that were hanging in the office building. Just like the face of the murderer. Not far from the crime scene, he lost a glove full of DNA traces. He tried to set fire to his stolen getaway car as he was told to, but failed. He threw his backpack with the murder weapon into a canal, which a witness saw. Then he took a bus to the main train station and on to his home. The next day, the police arrested 41-year-old Shurandy S. It was easy for the public prosecutor to prove the crime. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Dutch investigators soon got on the trail of the alleged murderers of the lawyer Derk Wiersum, who was killed a year later. The trial of two defendants begins this week. And after the murder attack on crime reporter Peter R. de Vries on Tuesday evening in Amsterdam, it took just an hour before the police were able to stop a Renault on the A4 in the direction of The Hague and arrest the two inmates. Apparently including the man who shot de Vries five times and seriously injured him – at seven thirty in the evening, on a busy street in the city center, surrounded by witnesses and surveillance cameras. “A kamikaze action,” the Algemeen Dagblad quotes a source in investigative circles.