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Fears of kidnapping: the protection of the Dutch Prime Minister strengthened

Dutch police have raised the level of security around Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who fears he may be the target of kidnapping or attack by drug traffickers.

The threat to Mark Rutte, known for commuting by bicycle with few security measures, follows a government pledge to crack down on organized crime after the murder of an investigative journalist in July.

The center-right prime minister has been followed by suspected lookouts from a notorious drug trafficking gang dubbed the “Mocro Mafia”, the popular daily De Telegraaf reported as well as several news channels. The gang has such a name because its members are mostly of Moroccan and Caribbean origin.

Indeed, there were “signs that Mark Rutte could be the target of an attack or kidnapping” and that suspicious lookouts with links to the “Mocro Mafia” had been seen nearby, on several occasions and on several occasions. places. Suspicions to which the Prime Minister’s office did not wish to respond.

A Prime Minister on a bicycle

Specially trained police officers from the Dutch royal security and diplomatic services were assigned to protect Mark Rutte with “visible and invisible measures”, according to De Telegraaf.

Mark Rutte is known to cycle through The Hague by bicycle, arriving on two wheels to appointments with the King of the Netherlands and international officials, with seemingly few security measures.

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