Six prosecuted In $8m cobalt theft

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is pursuing charges against six men for the theft of 114 tons of cobalt from the Port of Rotterdam. The stolen cargo had a commercial value of $8m, the OM said, revealing that the material was stolen on July 5th 2019 from a secured warehouse at the Waalhaven operated by Vollers.

Following the theft, authorities investigated 13 separate suspects. “Six of them are suspected of being the organizers of the theft,” the OM said. Three others were allowed to resolve their cases out of court because they played a smaller role in the alleged crime. There was insufficient evidence linking the other four suspects to the case, the OM said.