During a closed emergency meeting with the group chairmen and the board of mayor and aldermen, Alderman Post (Economic Affairs, Education and Fisheries) decided to ‘temporarily lay down’ his duties. His own son was arrested last week when British customs found over 400 pounds of hard drugs in his truck. The son denies that he knew the batch of drugs was hidden in the car between flowers. Since 2010 Post has been alderman of the fishing village.
Mayor Ineke Bakker also decided to institute an independent integrity investigation. “The reason for the alderman’s decision is the message that he has failed to inform the college and the city council about his formal involvement with the transport company JP Trans. Earlier this week, a driver from this company was arrested as a suspect in drug trafficking. He is the son of alderman Geert Post ”, according to a press release from the municipality. Councilor Freek Brouwer will replace Post for as long as necessary.
The SGP at Urk has been ‘startled’ by all reports, but the Orthodox Christian party does not want to draw conclusions too quickly. “As the SGP group, we would like to emphasize that we strongly reject drug trafficking and involvement in general. At the same time, we would like to emphasize that the case must first be brought to court before we can and may pass judgment on it ”, according to a press release.
“Failure to report involvement with the company is inconvenient and has been cast in a very unpleasant light by recent events. We also realize that this is reflected in our village, the city council and the party; which we regret, ”said the SGP.
The local ChristenUnie speaks of “a personal drama at the Post family. We dedicate them in prayer and wish them much strength and strength today. ”
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