A laptop computer was stolen from an official if the KPLD from the Netherlands that contained information on the criminality in Aruba and strategic plans. It is reported that the Dutch official had been in Aruba since March 2007. This poses some rather interesting questions and dilemmas for the war on crime in Aruba. Exactly what was on this computer? When did the Dutch officials come to Aruba to take over the Natalee Holloway investigation to further look into the events and details of the case? Besides that, what other information might have been compromised in the war on drugs or money laundering?
Amigoe: July 11, 2007: Stolen police laptop found back
ORANJESTAD – The laptop stolen from the home of a Dutch police official was found back. Two detectives of the Police Corps Aruba ( KPA ) traveled to the Dominican Republic to recover the laptop, which contains a whole lot of information on the criminality in Aruba and a strategic plan.
The stolen laptop belonged to an official of KPLD from the Netherlands . He is in Aruba since March to make a so-called ‘combat criminality’ analysis. The coordination is with the Public Prosecutor (OM). Janneke Ponsioen of the OM says that the data on the laptop is especially from public sources, like annual reports. The reason why the OM , the police, and the Detective Cooperative Team ( RST ) wanted the laptop back is according to her, the amount of time that was put into this analysis.
Up till now, five persons were arrested in this case and five houses were raided. In one of the homes it appears that a person had bought the laptop and taken it with other stolen goods to the Dominican Republic . The Dominican police have arrested this person.
With this investigation, the police have found a group of burglars with a permanent receiver. The investigation is being continued.