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Encyclopedia > Klaas Bruinsma (drug lord)

Klaas Bruinsma (October 6, 1953June 27, 1991) was a Dutch drug lord. Klaas Bruinsma, aka "De Lange" ("the tall one"), was shot to death by former police officer Martin Hoogland. He was also known as "De Dominee" ("the preacher") because of his black clothing and his habit of lecturing others. October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A drug lord is the term used to describe a person who controls a sizable network of persons involved in the illegal drugs trade. ...


Bruinsma was born in Amsterdam as the second child to Anton Bruinsma and British E. Kelly. After the divorce of his parents at the end of the fifties, and the subsequency moving back to the United Kingdom of his mother, Bruinsma was raised by his father's housekeeper. In 1964, they moved to Blaricum. Bruinsma's father was founder and director of the Raak soda company; his four children had to clean bottles in the factory on sundays. Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 742,951(1 January 2005) Coordinates 52°22′N 4°54′E Website www. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Blaricum (population: 9,257 in 2004) is a town in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ...

While in high school, Bruinsma started using and selling hashish. When he was sixteen years old, he was arrested for the first time; he was let go with a warning. Later on, he was kicked out of school, and in 1974 he decided to start working in drug trafficking full-time. Sales were conducted through Thea Moear, who eventually would become his business partner. Bruinsma was arrested and convicted in 1976; after his release from jail, he changed his identity to Frans van Arkel, aka "Lange Frans" ("Tall Frans"). Together with Thea Moear and Etienne Urka he started a new organisation; kickboxer André Brilleman became his bodyguard. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Kickboxing match(not Thai boxing) Kickboxing can be described as a generic term for a sporting martial art that, while similar to boxing, uses feet as well as hands for fighting. ...

In late 1979, Bruinsma was convicted again for organising a major hashish transport from Pakistan. After his release from jail, he started enlarging his organisation, and expanded his market to large parts of Europe, including Germany, Belgium, France and Scandinavia. In 1983, he became mixed up in a gun fight over stolen supplies of cannabis; he shot several people and was also wounded himself. In 1984, he was sentenced to three years in jail for this incident. During this period in jail, his father died of cancer. This page refers to the year 1979. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Species Cannabis indica Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis sativa This is one of several related articles about cannabis. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...

After his release in 1987, Bruinsma reorganised his drug organisation. Etienne Urka replaced Thea Moear as Bruinsma's main business partner, a new division for exploitation of gambling machines was formed under supervision of Sam Klepper and John Mieremet, and Roy Adkins was appointed leader of the drug division. During this period, André Brilleman was accused of theft; he was brutally murdered and his body was enclosed in concrete and dumped in the river Waal. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Mieremet (??? - Nov-2 2005) - Mieremet was a Dutch underworld figure associated with the Willem Endstra extortion and assassination. ... Edited Satellite image of the Rhine-Waal fork, showing the beginning of river Waal (green). ...

At the end of the eighties, Bruinma had become the greatest drug lord in Europe. His organisation made milions of guilders per day. At that point, he was planning of retiring, but not until after pulling one last big coup. He imported 45 tons of hashish, but after the supply arrived in the Netherlands, it was confiscated by the police. After that, things went downhill for Bruinsma; he started using cocaine and planned on blackmailing other Dutch criminals. Etienne Urka became the new leader of his organisation. The gulden (sometimes guilder in English), represented by the symbol Æ’, was the name of the currency used in the Netherlands from the 15th century until 1999, when it was replaced by the euro (coins and notes were not introduced until 2002). ... This article is about the drug Cocaine. ...

In the night of June 27, 1991, Bruinsma became involved in a verbal argument with Martin Hoogland, an ex-police officer who was employed by the Yugoslavian mafia at that time. Bruinsma was shot to death by Hoogland in front of the Amsterdam Hilton hotel at four a.m. that morning. To this day, it is not clear what prompted the fight; some say it was simply an escalated argument, while others think it was a liquidation, ordered by Bruinma's competitor Johan Verhoek. Martin Hoogland himself was also shot to death on March 18, 2004. June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages, in Macedonian and Serbian Cyrillic Југославија) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... The Mafia, also referred to in Italian as Cosa Nostra (lit. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Afther his death

Bruinsma didn't have a will; his brothers and sisters didn't accept anything of his inheritance, so most of it went to his mother. The sail boat 't Amsterdammertje was confiscated by the Dutch tax office.

In 1992, a biography of Bruinsma was published by Parool-journalist Bart Middelburg. In 2004, Gerrard Verhage made a movie, titled The Preacher, which was based on this book. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Het Parool is an Amsterdam-based daily newspaper. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

At October 2, 2003, a former bodyguard of Bruinsma, Charlie da Silva, declared in the television show of Peter R. de Vries, that Mabel Wisse Smit had been a very close friend of Bruinsma's, and had been a regular guest on his yacht during the nights. Wisse Smit, who at that point was engaged to Prince Johan-Friso, had told prime-minister Jan-Peter Balkenende and Queen Beatrix that she had only been vaguely acquainted with Bruinsma. Because of this incident, the Dutch govenment decided not to request permission of parliament for the mariage, causing prince Johan-Friso to lose his claim to the throne after his marriage. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Rudolf de Vries (14 november 1956 - ) is a Dutch crime reporter with his own television program, and also a politician. ... Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, (born August 11, 1968), is the wife of Prince Johan-Friso of Orange-Nassau, second son of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands. ... His Royal Highness Prince Johan-Friso of Orange-Nassau (Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David), Count of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer of Amsberg, (born September 25, 1968), is the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Claus von Amsberg. ... Prime Minister of the Netherlands Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende   listen? (* May 7, 1956) is Prime Minister of The Netherlands since July 22, 2002. ... Her Majesty, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau (born January 31, 1938) is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980. ...



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