A.A.L. (18), M.G. (17), K.J.L. (21) and F.M.R. (17) accused for a series of robberies

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Prosecutor’s Office Bulletin: ~Jail sentences in Zandhaver case~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Prosecutor asked for jail sentences totaling 20 years for four male suspects during the criminal proceedings in the so-called Zandhaver investigation on Wednesday, June 15.

gas station (2)A.A.L. (18), M.G. (17), K.J.L. (21) and F.M.R. (17) are being accused of a series of robberies on the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten, leaving a trail of 20 victims.

  • Against A.A.L. the Prosecutor asked for six (6) years in jail, for
  • M.G. 4 years in jail for
  • K.J. l. 5 years in jail and for
  • F.M.R. 4 years in jail.

The Prosecutor also submitted an order to recover proceeds of crime in the amount of NAf. 7,500. This is the sum of money the robbers stole in cash during their robberies.

gas station (3) “Crime does not pay and we have to restore the situation as much as possible as it was before the robberies were committed,” the Prosecutor stated.

Defense lawyers asked to declare the Prosecutor’s Office inadmissible regarding the robberies committed on the French side.

The Prosecutor opposed this request, stating among other things, that authorities on the French side did submit the necessary requests for judicial assistance.

The judge will give its verdict on July 6.

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