The Netherlands Will Appeal Court's Decision on Said Chaou Extradition to Morocco
Dutch authorities will appeal against the court's decision on the extradition to Morocco of Said Chaou, who is the subject of an international arrest warrant for drug trafficking, a Dutch diplomatic source said Thursday.
"The minister of Justice and Security and the minister of Foreign Affairs have taken note of the court's decision on the extradition request of Said Chaou, suspected of drug trafficking," told MAP ambassador of the Netherlands in Rabat, Désirée Bonis.
"The Dutch minister of Justice and Security and the public prosecutor are currently reviewing the court's judgment with a view to an appeal in cassation," she said.
Bonis added that "the Netherlands has a rich and historic friendly relationship with Morocco, to which they attach great importance."
The court of Zeeland-West-Brabant, which handed down its decision on Thursday afternoon, did not respond favorably to the extradition request to Morocco of Said Chaou.
The Dutch ministry of Security and Justice announced on June 29th that it had arrested this individual, who is the subject of two international arrest warrants for "criminal conspiracy" and "international drug trafficking".