Drug dealer receives an effective prison sentence of 15 months (Mechelen)

Drug dealer receives an effective prison sentence of 15 months (Mechelen)
Drug dealer receives an effective prison sentence of 15 months (Mechelen)
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Mechelen

The criminal court has sentenced a 45-year-old man to fifteen months in prison and a fine of 8,000 euros, both effective for drug trafficking. The man himself admitted the facts and said he needed the money to survive.

At the end of last year, the police carried out surveillance in the Mechelen station area after reports of drug nuisance. “And during that surveillance, they saw a man quickly hand something to another man. He hid it under his clothes,” the prosecutor explained.

The investigators saw how one of the men subsequently entered a nearby café and decided to check on some of those present. “The inspectors were told that RC was involved in drug dealing. One of them also admitted that he had just bought drugs from the man in his forties. Anyone who wanted to buy drugs from RC had to mention the man’s nickname ‘Shogun’ and then a transaction would take place in the toilets.”

RC admitted to selling cocaine for a month and a half. “He started selling on a small scale. In order to be able to provide for his own livelihood because his asylum application in our country has been refused,” lawyer Tine Hannes responded.

The court ultimately sentenced the man to an effective prison sentence. (tdk)

The article is in Dutch

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