Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

Jamaloodin stays behind bars at least two more days

Minister George JamaloodinWILLEMSTAD – The former Minister of Finance in the Cabinet Schotte, George Jamaloodin, who was arrested yesterday morning and who is a suspect in the case Maximus, remains behind bars for at least two more days.

The prosecution has not announced yet what exactly the former minister if suspected of, but at least they indicated that his arrest is related to the case Maximus, which is the investigation into the intellectual authors of the killing of the former leader of the Pueblo Soberano party, the popular politician Helmin Magno Wiels. The other case related to this murder is the case Magno, which investigates the execution of the order.

Jamaloodin was interrogated by the investigation team on Wednesday. Earlier, former Minister, Carlos Monk, who was also a minister in the Cabinet Schotte was interrogated but not arrested.

Spokesman of the Public Prosecution (OM), Guilanno Schoop did not rule out more arrest in this case Maximus. Several items of interest were seized during the five raids that followed the arrest. According to the OM, these items are of extreme importance in the ongoing investigation. The OM could not say what kind of items were seized. “These are items with which the suspect will be confronted with and this is why we cannot say anything about it,” the spokesman explained.

Image: Jamaloodin (left) and former Prime Minister, Gerrit Schotte.

Meanwhile, all contacts from the outside world has been prohibited. He is allowed to speak to his legal representative and his probation officer.

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