The Minister of security and justice of the Netherlands resigned because of a deal with drug Lord

The Minister of security and justice of the Netherlands AP van der Ster filed on Thursday, January 26, resigned during the debate in Parliament devoted to the investigation of 16-year-old about the deal the Prosecutor’s office with a drug Lord by Keith Helman, reports Reuters.

Then the Prosecutor Fred Teeven, having failed to secure the confiscation of property of Helman, returned to him, supposedly about two million euros. The state budget was replenished by the accused about 420 thousand euros, writes NEWSru.com.

The resigned Minister is accused that he was one of those who two years ago did not provide to the Parliament full information about this controversial deal, reports Euronews.

Van der Ster called the charges groundless and has declared that resigns.

«I told the Prime Minister that I will take a decision after the first round of debate. I wanted to protect myself against unjustified and unfair accusations that are not based on facts», — quotes Minister Reuters.

Euronews notes that van der Ster is the third member of the government Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who resigned in connection with a «matter of Tawana».

Earlier the same fate befell his predecessor, the Minister of security and justice of the Netherlands Ivo Opsteltenand state Secretary of Department Fred Tavana.

Reuters calls Stera «a leading member of the government Rutte». It is noted that his departure would weaken the position of the current Cabinet at an awkward time — the eve of national elections to be held in March this year. They member of the ruling coalition people’s party for freedom and democracy, led by Rutte, to oppose far-right anti-immigrant freedom Party headed by Geert Wilders. The polls show that while the party of the Prime Minister is inferior to the nationalists.




The Minister of security and justice of the Netherlands resigned because of a deal with drug Lord 27.01.2017

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