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special edition Crime World Extra: The horror shooting of Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries

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Nicola Tallant

Nicola Tallant

Nicola Tallant

Politicians, police and media colleagues in The Netherlands have been horrified by the shooting of famous crime journalist Peter R. De Vries, who was gunned down in Amsterdam on Tuesday night.

The well-known journalist has been working as an advisor to Nabil B. the state witness in the infamous Marengo trial.

The central character in this high-profile trial is Ridouan Taghi, the Dutch-Moroccan organised crime boss who previously partnered with Daniel Kinahan’s Irish mafia to flood Europe with cocaine.

The shocking shooting has been described as a ‘black day’ in the Netherlands and an ‘attack on press freedom’, with ripple effects right into the heart of the foundations of democracy.

Nicola Tallant chats to Mediahuis Ireland publisher Peter Vandermeersch about the daylight shooting in the heart of Amsterdam, the significance of the attack on The Netherlands' star journalist and the shadowy gang boss who has brought narco terrorism to Europe.

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