Editorial: Snowflake murder case

POSTED: 08/24/11 6:04 PM

The Snowflake-trial may become the most spectacular case in St. Maarten’s criminal history that never took place.
This morning, prosecution and defense attorneys will learn the court’s decision about the prosecution’s admissibility. If the verdict is inadmissible, the defendants, at least the ones who are left, can go home and forget about the accusation that they played a role in a 623 kilo cocaine transport from Colombia via St. Maarten to the Netherlands.
For the two main suspects the court ruling has become irrelevant, because they have both been murdered. That these murders must be linked to the 170 kilos of cocaine law enforcement confiscated in Cole Bay last year is a bit of a no-brainer, but investigators have yet to find a clue about who actually pulled the trigger on the Arrindell-brothers.
One thing is clear: the drug trade may be profitable, but it is also a high-risk business in which players either get caught or get shot. In this sense, the Snowflake-case may still serve a purpose, in the sense that it will most likely discourage others from choosing a career in the cocaine-trade.

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