Man with close ties to Dublin gang jailed for 18 years in the Netherlands

Naoufal Fassi was convicted of attempted murder

Man with close ties to Dublin gang jailed for 18 years in the Netherlands

A Dutch policeman. Image: Ralf Roeger/DPA/PA Images

A Dutch Moroccan man with links to the Kinahan crime gang has been jailed for 18 years in Holland.

Naoufal Fassih was extradited from Ireland after he was found hiding out in an apartment in Dublin.

In April 2016, Gardaí raided an apartment on Baggott Street in the city as part of their investigations into the Kinahan crime gang.

There, they found a Dutch Moroccan man called Naoufal Fassih who goes by the nickname ‘the Belly.’

The 37-year-old had cash, fake IDs and designer watches and it was unclear what he was doing there.

Fassih was wanted in Holland for a vicious attempted murder.

A man had a miraculous escape near Amsterdam when a group of men opened fire on his car, discharging over 30 shots.

Naoufal Fassi fought his extradition back to Holland but was eventually sent back to face the charges.

Today, he was jailed for 18 years.