FILE: Ridouan Taghi in court on Monday
October 17, 2015: Wheeled Murder Service Hunt
Let’s turn it around, thinks the judiciary in the spring of 2015. Where in the fight against the liquidation wave, investigations are mainly carried out after the murder has been committed, the police now start preparing a settlement. This provides a revealing picture of the working method of a possible murder squad; a group of people who seemed to prepare super-fast cars for liquidations and who had an enormous arsenal of weapons. Justice thinks that arrests have prevented multiple settlements.
September 9, 2016: Employment Agency of the Underworld
In the court of Amsterdam there is a preparatory hearing on the ‘murder service’ from Utrecht and the surrounding area. Nine suspects who, according to the Public Prosecution Service, coldly prepared and possibly even carried out settlements. But the big question is, who is the leader of this underworld employment agency? The dreaded Taghi, a man who, like Holleeder, is called ‘De Neus’, is said to lead this murder command.
April 7, 2018: The tentacles of the Mocro mafia
With the horrific murder of the brother of crown witness Nabil B., the Mocro mafia is instantly the focus of attention. The whole of the Netherlands is now disgusted by the almost sadistic ease with which a group of criminals has already liquidated more than thirty partly innocent civilians.
The tentacles of the Mocro mafia reach far and, to the great concern of investigative authorities, intertwine other controversial networks, such as the Surinamese section of motorcycle club No Surrender.
June 18, 2018: Worldwide manhunt for top gangster Taghi
With unprecedented effort, the criminal investigation department is looking for one of the most feared criminal leaders of the moment. Ridouan Taghi (41) from Vianen is, according to the Public Prosecution Service (OM), the ruthless leader of a worldwide drug cartel that is flooding Europe with cocaine and is behind many liquidations. Who is this Taghi and where is he possibly hiding?
June 26, 2018: Attack on De Telegraaf building
In the summer of 2018, an attack will be committed on the De Telegraaf building. On that Tuesday morning, a van drives into the facade of the editorial building on De Basisweg. There were no injuries, but it soon became clear that it was an attack, presumably intended as an attempt at intimidation.
The newspaper is published the day after the attack. “We never keep silent!” Is how the front page summarizes the sentiment on the editorial board. “The gross violence must apparently be a message to keep us silent. That will not happen.”
January 10, 2019: Taghi linked to 12 murders
‘Mocro-mafia’ witness Nabil B. has made statements to the Public Prosecution Service about at least twelve murders and attempts to do so. According to B., the organization of the wanted top criminals Ridouan Taghi and Saïd Razzouki was behind most of the murders. The impact of the statements of the crown witness is enormous. B. rubs Taghi at least twelve murders, but at the same time pays a high price. B.’s brother is murdered and his other family lives in agony. Justice grapples with the consequences.
B. (31) has explained extensively, among other things, about the role of Taghi and his also fugitive ‘adjutant’ Saïd Razzouki in the murders of the criminals Samir Erraghib (2016) and Ranko Skekic (2016), the ‘murdered’ on Hakim Changachi ( 2017) and the attempt to kill criminal Khalid M. in 2017.
July 24, 2019: In hiding in Dubai
In July 2019, De Telegraaf reports that Taghi is hiding in Dubai. After a year and a half hunt for the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands, the police and the judiciary are convinced that the net is closing around him.
September 18, 2019: Lawyer Derk Wiersum murdered
The Netherlands is deeply shocked by a narco-terror attack, which kills the attorney of the key witness in the criminal trial against Ridouan Taghi. Derk Wiersum is shot when he leaves his house in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert in the morning.
Lawyers, judges and prosecutors call the brutal murder ‘an attack on the rule of law’.
November 12, 2019: ‘Murder Command’ followed Wiersum
The murdered lawyer Derk Wiersum had been watched by a ‘murder squad’ for weeks before his death. Not only the street in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert where Wiersum lived was observed, but also the house where he lived with his family.
In addition to the shooter, several criminal observers and vehicles were deployed. According to the police, this is evident from the comprehensive investigation into the murder of Wiersum. The investigation assumes that a white Opel Combo, which was found in Almere, acted as the first getaway car on the morning of the murder.
December 16, 2019: Taghi arrested
On December 16, 2019, Taghi is lifted from his bed in the middle of the night by the local police services of Dubai, in close cooperation with the Dutch police and the Public Prosecution Service. The arrest proceeds quietly, according to the police.
The Public Prosecution Service is happy and relieved. This has dealt a serious blow to the international criminal organization of which he is seen as a leader, says national chief officer Fred Westerbeke. The investigation into the organization continues. Taghi’s henchman, Saïd Razzouki, is still on the run.
February 7, 2020: Chief Mocro-mafia Razzouki arrested
For a long time they stood side by side on the National Investigation List: Ridouan Taghi and Saïd Razzouki. Together good for 200,000 euros tip money. After the arrest of Taghi, Razzouki is also arrested on February 7, 2020. The fugitive ‘Mocro-mafia’ leader (47) is arrested by a special unit of the police in Medellin, Colombia. He is injured in the arrest because he tries to escape through a window.
Much less is known about Razzouki than about ‘Kleine’ or Taghi.
February 27, 2020: Taghi was tipped off about police operation
Taghi appears to have been informed of a major, upcoming operation by the police at the end of October 2018. Presumably it concerns the massive action against motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh in November of that year. This is evident from confidential documents from the Marengo liquidation process.
The criminal investigation department has had an analysis carried out of so-called SkyChats, which were found on data carriers of Caloh Wagoh leader Delano R., suspected of multiple liquidations. On October 23, 2018, there is a conversation between someone who chats under the name ‘Impresiv’ (according to the police a code name for Taghi) and another person . “Hear we are getting raids soon. So prepare me for it ”, the latter writes to Taghi. He replies: “Yes, it is. There will be a lot of raids. ”
August 10, 2020: Taghi’s panic flight
New pieces added to the Marengo liquidation process surrounding Ridouan Taghi contain revealing, intercepted telephone messages about Taghi’s flight in August 2015. A “murder gang” that he was leading is then rounded up and the gangster hastily goes into hiding.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever see you again, I think about that every second.” It is a text message that the then 37-year-old Ridouan Taghi sends to his girlfriend Saida with an encryption telephone on 12 August 2015. “Honey, go jet ski on and after boat now. Let you know when I’m on the boat, ‘he writes later. At 3:35 pm: ‘Ben span!’. According to the police, Span stands for Spain. At 5.23 pm he writes: ‘Yes, sea beach jumped out. Someone with a motorbike was already there. After they showered home and other people picked me up ‘.
August 19, 2020: Taghi entered Dubai with this passport
Mouhsin L. Under this name, top criminal Ridouan Taghi entered the United Emirates in 2016, where he is eventually arrested in Dubai in December. The passport is real and so is the man to whom it officially belongs.
Mouhsin L. is now a 43-year-old man, who lived in Utrecht at least in 2016. The passport that was issued on February 10, 2014 and was valid until February 2019, features the photo of a young Ridouan. “The passport is real and not forged”, according to an analysis by the police.
December 4, 2020: Lawyers crown witness on death list
After the shocking attack on lawyer Derk Wiersum, two lawyers of crown witness Nabil B. are again in the firing line of the underworld. Counselors Peter Schouten and Onno de Jong have been told that their lives are in serious danger.
Another hit in the major liquidation process Marengo around the ‘murder gang’ of Ridouan Taghi arrested in Dubai in December. Criminal lawyers Onno de Jong and Peter Schouten knew that their job was not without danger, but now they have really been warned. According to the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, they are on a death list. Crime reporter Peter R. de Vries is also in serious danger.
January 2, 2021: Lawyers crown witness: ‘We have nowhere to go’
How did the high-security lawyers Onno de Jong and Peter Schouten end up on the death list and – more importantly – do they ever get off that list? They talk about it in an exclusive interview.
January 25, 2021: Taghi discussed this during interrogations
Hakim Changachi’s ‘mistaken liquidation’ on January 12, 2017 in Utrecht heralds the fall of Ridouan Taghi and his organization described by the judiciary as a ‘killing machine’. Henchman Nabil B. turns against ‘Kleine’ and becomes a crown witness. In October 2020, Taghi will be interrogated by the criminal investigation department.
It is just after half past nine on October 22, 2020 when Ridouan Taghi, then 42 years old, enters the interrogation room in the Extra Secure Institution (EBI) in Vught. Ten months and six days after his spectacular arrest in Dubai, he joins interrogation sessions in the Roos & Doorn case, about a liquidation and an attempt to do so on another man. De Telegraaf writes an exclusive report on the interrogation:
March 12, 2021: Marengo process in sign messages
Ten days before the substantive treatment of the mega-liquidation process Marengo begins, the lawyers of the 17 suspects strongly criticize the possibilities they have to prepare the defense properly. According to them, the right to a fair trial is under threat.
An important part of the evidence consists of nearly 900,000 messages coming from so-called ‘Pretty Good Privacy’ phones for encrypted messaging. For years, criminals thought they could communicate with this without being watched, until the Netherlands Forensic Institute succeeded in decrypting the messages.
March 21, 2021: All eyes on Taghi during Marengo trial
In a blinded box of blocks on an unsightly industrial estate in Amsterdam Osdorp, the substantive treatment of the largest criminal case in the Netherlands to date: the Marengo trial, will start on Monday. Seventeen suspects are on trial for committing six murders and four murder attempts. Their supposed leader: Ridouan Taghi, the man who worked his way from street bastard to drug lord, without the police knowing.
All eyes will be on him on Monday: 43-year-old Ridouan Taghi, according to the prosecution the feared leader of a criminal organization that controlled the life and death of people, with the same ease with which normal citizens determine what they want in the evening. food.