Netherlands deports 23 Somali pirates

By Janene Pieters
During the first months of this year the Netherlands deported 23 Somali pirates, according to figures the Ministry of Security and Justice’s Repatriation and Departure Service released on Monday, AD reports.
The pirates were intercepted by Dutch navy vessels at sea in 2012. The Netherlands started contributing to tracking pirates off the coast of Somalia in 2011. The now deported pirates were brought onto a Dutch naval vessel, which is considered Dutch territory, and arrested. They were brought to the Netherlands where they were tried and sentenced. All 23 finished serving their sentences.
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