Crime World Extra: The Marengo crime trial, Ridouan Taghi and the links to Daniel Kinahan
It’s the Netherland’s trial of the century, with infamous underworld boss Ridouan Taghi in the dock along with 16 of his men who face accusations relating to six gangland murders.
In a courtroom known as 'The Bunker', the most dangerous figures in Dutch organised crime are putting up a tough defence while Taghi’s former business partners in Irish, Italian and Bosnian mafias look on from a safe distance.
But now that state witness Nabil B has stopped talking, what is going to happen to the Marengo trial and is there a possibility that the Mocro Mafia could walk free?
Jan Meuss, crime correspondent for NRC in Amsterdam, says that decisions made in the recent conviction of the underworld boss Rico The Chilean will weight heavy for Taghi.
In a special Crime World Extra he talks about the murders and intrigue that make up the case, about the main players fighting for their freedom and how the wedding of mafia boss Daniel Kinahan, coupled with encrypted phone messages, may seal their fate.