Istanbul Governorate Drug trafficker Isaac Bignan captured
Dutch drug trafficker Isaac Bignan, who was arrested and arrested while wanted by the Dutch and Belgian authorities with a red bulletin, was detained again as he was about to flee after being released by the court on the condition of “house arrest”.
In a statement released by the Governorate of Istanbul, it was stated that Istanbul Security Directorate Anti-Narcotic Crimes Department teams arrested Isaac Bignan, a Dutch citizen wanted for “laundering the proceeds of crime obtained from drug trafficking” and “establishing an organization with the aim of committing a crime” and for whom a red notice was issued by the Dutch and Belgian authorities, on June 13.
In the statement, it was noted that the suspect was arrested by the judge to whom he was brought, and that Bignan was released by the court on September 15 with a “ban on leaving the country” and “house arrest” measures.
The statement said, “Upon the information that the person in question would escape by violating house arrest after his release, measures were taken around his address in Büyükçekmece district, and the person was detained again by our teams when he left his residence and moved to escape by vehicle. Isaac Bignan, whose procedures were completed at the police station and referred to the Istanbul Courthouse again on September 16, was arrested by the Heavy Penal Court on duty and delivered to prison.”
Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Security carried out an operation on June 13 in coordination with the Anti-Narcotic Crimes Directorate and in cooperation with MASAK, and 25 suspects, including Joseph Johannes Leıjdekkers, nicknamed “Bello Jos”, a Dutch national wanted by Interpol with a red bulletin, were arrested.
Within the scope of the investigation, 8 suspects, including Leıjdekkers’ right-hand man Isaac Bignan, who is wanted by the Dutch and Belgian judicial authorities with a red notice, were detained in operations carried out in Muğla and Isparta on June 25. Seven of these suspects, including Bignan, were arrested on July 1.