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Dutchman Johan van Laarhoven and Tukta, his Thai wife Innocent, in Bangkok Prison

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Dutch National Johan Van Laarhoven was arrested and sentenced to 103 years in Thai prison for money laundering.

dutch man in jail in ThailandHis fortune was made from running licensed cannabis cafes in his own country, the Netherlands, and Dutch parliament members are now urging the Thai and Dutch governments to free him from jail for lack of evidence.

Dutch members of Parliament from six different parties have joined forces and are campaigning for his release.

In the 1980s Johan van Laarhoven started a coffee shop chain called ‘The Grass Company’ in the Netherlands.

The Grass Company operated on four locations: two in the city of Tilburg and two in the city of Hertogenbosch.

Under the Dutch tolerance policy, soft drug where allowed to be sold in the shops.

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