PostNL: We will defend our position forcefully
CEO of PostNL Belgium, Rudy Van Rillaer, has been arrested by the Belgian police, according to local news sources.
The Belgian police arrested nine people in raids at PostNL depots on Monday 28 March. A spokesperson for PostNL Belgium said that three of the nine are still in custody. Het Laatste Nieuws reported that Van Rillaer is one of them. The “operations manager” is also still incarcerated. According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the three are accused of leading a criminal organisation involved in human trafficking and forgery. The court will decide on their pre-trial detention on Friday, the newspaper said.
In November a PostNL parcel depot in Belgium was closed by government officials investigating organised fraud by a number of subcontracted delivery firms.
PostNL understands that customers might be concerned about the action on the part of the Belgian legal authorities against PostNL people in Belgium and against the delivery partners delivering our parcels in Belgium. I fully understand that, as our customer, you may well be concerned about these reports, hence this letter.