brussels - New revelations in the case around the gang of Nijvel seem to accelerate the matter. Minister van Justitie Geens convenes emergency consultation on the dossier on Sunday evening, reports Belgian media. There is consultation at high level, with the full college of prosecutors general.
Saturday it became known that gangster 'De Reus' is known to the police. It is a former Aalst National Guardian. He would also have been a member of the Diane Elite Group.
The man died already two years ago, and would have been on his deathbed 'The Giant.' Family then went to justice, and meanwhile there would be a breakthrough.
The man's brother witnessed the VTM News camera. 'He told me everything on his death bed. My brother has always been protected from the upper hand by the national guard. There are people who prefer not to be known. If all goes out, Belgium will be too small. '
The gang is known for bloody robberies in department stores, supermarkets and restaurants, with 28 deaths between 1982 and 1985.
According to The Latest News, detectives have found that 'The Giant' was always free on days of robbery. In addition, he had a foot injury during the last raid. That also fits the picture: witnesses saw 'a gangster who ran out of control' during those attacks.
Possibly other members may live. The Belgian police are still looking forward to them.