Trafficking of reptile skins intended for biker gang jackets
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Last week in Eindhoven, the Dutch police seized hundreds of snake, varanus and iguana skins, that were coming from Indonesia and were intended for jackets of well-known biker gangs. Gangs from Belgium and Germany were among the clients of these animal skin dealers.
The Dutch investigators had followed a track from Indonesia, where a Dutchman of 53 had been arrested in December, suspected of trafficking coral, skulls and ivory, sold for a large part in the Netherlands.
A link was also established with an individual in Eindhoven, who had received large quantities of snake, varanus and iguana skins. The suspect, aged 52, was arrested. His clientele included Dutch, Belgian and German biker clubs.