Dutch probity apportion resigns amid drug trafficker remuneration row

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Ard outpost der Steur took over as Dutch probity apportion after his prototype quiescent over a same scandal

Dutch Justice Minister Ard outpost der Steur has quiescent in a quarrel over a 2001 remuneration remuneration to a convicted drug trafficker.

His depart is regarded as a blow to a supervision of Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

His centre-right Liberal Party (VVD) is trailing in opinion polls forward of a ubiquitous choosing in March.

Mr outpost de Steur is a third member of Mr Rutte’s supervision to renounce over a scandal.

Former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his youth minister, Fred Teeven, quiescent in 2015 after dubious council over a 2001 deal.

The event revolves around a understanding prosecutors reached with a drug trafficker, Cees Helman, value €2m (£1.7m; $2.1m).

Mr outpost de Steur has been criticised for his purpose in answers supposing to council over a issue.

He has denied advising certain information be withheld.

PM Rutte has also come underneath glow from antithesis politicians.

The Freedom Party, led by anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, is heading open opinion polls.