A Dutch drug lord with hyperlinks to retired Irish mob boss Christy Kinahan has been arrested for cocaine importation in Lebanon.
Robert Mink Kok (60), a well-known veteran gangland felony, was arrested on the request of the Dutch authorities, in accordance with native reviews.
Kok was arrested together with a 41-year-old man who’s a suspected member of gangster Ridoun Taghi’s felony community.
Taghi is himself a named member of a so-called worldwide “super cartel” of which mobster Daniel Kinahan is alleged to be part of.
But Kok’s hyperlinks to the Kinahan cartel span again a few years — with him as soon as being intently tied to Daniel’s father Christy — the ‘Dapper Don’.
According to the Dutch Prosecution Service, Kok is suspected of involvement in drug smuggling — following an in depth investigation which analysed crypto communications.
His arrest in Lebanon is in reference to an enormous consignment of cocaine that was intercepted within the port of Antwerp in 2021.
In a press launch the Prosecution Service said the 2 males are suspected of involvement in delivery lots of of kilos of cocaine to the Netherlands.
In specific, Kok is regarded as concerned in smuggling the 370 kilos of cocaine which arrived in Europe hidden amongst a cargo of bananas in Antwerp in 2020, and was later seized in a German grocery store.
Kok was a key determine within the Amsterdam underworld within the Nineteen Nineties and has served a number of jail sentences for buying and selling in medication and weapons.
He was additionally sentenced to a jail time period in Lebanon for drug dealing and was launched in 2016.
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has now requested Lebanon to extradite each males.
Kok was most not too long ago publicly linked to the Kinahan gang when it was claimed that slain gangster Gary Hutch was “mouthing off” about how the cartel had double crossed a lot of its associates — implying that that included him.
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