WILLEMSTAD - The six police officers suspected of various thefts during illegal house searches have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to three years. The court ruled on the case called Outpost on Monday.
According to the judge, there is convincing evidence that the officers entered six homes and yards without permission during two night shifts in September 2020. During the so-called house searches, money, drugs and other goods were taken from five of the homes.
"They have thus abused the powers that coincide with their function as a police officer," the judge concluded. The Court also finds that the agents lied about the actions in two of the homes in the official report.
The agents Tomsjansen and Overman were sentenced to three years in prison. The officer Doran was sentenced to 30 months. Balijn has been sentenced to two years in prison and Janga and Rodriguez received a sentence of one and a half years. All six officers have been removed from office and will no longer be allowed to work as police officers for the next few years.