The four Dutch suspects involved in the attempted kidnapping of Belgian Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne, as well as his family, will have to appear in front of a Dutch court at the end of October, which will decide whether they will be extradited to Belgium.
The Dutch judicial system, as announced on Tuesday, will decide the defendants' fate, who are said to be opposed to being turned over to Belgian authorities.
They were arrested on 24 and 25 September in The Hague, after police discovered a heavily armed vehicle outside Van Quickenborne's family home in Kortrijk.
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The four suspects, all Dutchmen aged 20, 21, 29, and 48, have since been with charged with attempted kidnapping and are said involved in the cross-border drug trade between Belgium and the Netherlands.
The minister, has since been placed under police protection in an undisclosed 'safe house,' and stated in a video interview that Belgium had entered "into a phase of narco-terrorism."