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And who was the prisoner the plan aimed to spring?
The [public broadcaster] NOS, quoting sources, said the prisoner is believed to be a member of the capital’s so-called “Mocro mafia” drug gangs of Moroccan and Antillean origin.

The gangs are known to fight among themselves for control of the city’s lucrative drug market, particularly cocaine, which has resulted in more than 20 assassinations of rivalling members in recent years.

France 24:

A man was shot dead and several others arrested while allegedly trying to spring a prisoner from jail, in a brazen escape plot that included plans to use a hijacked helicopter, Dutch police said Wednesday

“Amsterdam police during an investigation suspected that there was a plan afoot to spring a prisoner from jail” in the southern town of Roermond, the capital’s detective chief Olivier Dutilh said.

The prisoner’s accomplices “planned to hijack a helicopter… and use it to free the prisoner,” Dutilh told journalists at a press conference broadcast from Amsterdam.


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62.5° N
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Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands

Netherlands (NL) is estimated to have a population of 17.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.3 million.