Crime

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Jul 21 '17 15:30

On July 11th the police pulled over a delivery van on the A30 near the Gelderland town of Lunteren and found 132 kilograms of heroin and several firearms inside. The driver and passenger were arrested, the police announced on Friday. 

The police pulled the van over for a traffic check and noticed some illegal items. Upon further investigation, the police found hidden compartments containing the drugs as well as two gun trains, eight small arms, a shotgun, a silencer and a large amount of ammunition. 

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Jul 21 '17 14:50

Children of Jehovah's Witnesses are easy targets for pedophiles, newspaper Trouw reports after speaking to victims, members and ex-members of the Jehovah's Witnesses. One victim called the Christian society a "paradise for pedophiles".

The victims Trouw spoke to were abused in the 80s and 90s. But according to the victims and others involved, abuse is still happening. The Netherlands counts about 30 thousand Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Jul 21 '17 12:10

A 43-year-old woman from Tilburg was arrested on Thursday night for assaulting a young child at a bus stop in front of amusement park Efteling. A security guard in the Kaatsheuvel park saw on surveillance cameras how the woman hit the child in the face at least ten times. He called the police, Omroep Brabant reports.

The police were called in around 9:30 p.m. According to the police, the child is younger than 5-years-old and is now in the care of youth protection. The woman is in custody.  Whether the woman is the child's mother is unclear. 

Jail
Jul 21 '17 10:50

The appeals court in Beijing sentenced Dutch man Harm Fitié to 4.5 years in prison for his involvement in the death of his neighbor. A lower Chinese court previously sentenced him to 12 years, ANP reports.

Fitié was accused of pushing his neighbor off a rooftop, killing him. The Dutch man, living in Beijing, always maintained that neighbor Lu Zhichen was drunk and fell. There were no witnesses. His lawyer called this sentence a "fairer punishment, given the fact that it was never proven that Fitié intentionally injured his neighbor. 

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Jul 21 '17 09:29

The police are calling on people who took photos and videos of a fiin Diemen on Wednesday morning, to submit these to investigators. A 27-year-old man was found dead after the fire. Four others were injured, two of them critically.

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Jul 21 '17 09:09

Two Iraqis hit in air strikes while fleeing from Mosul on January 26th, 2015, want to know whether Dutch F-16s were involved. Lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld asked for clarification from Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert in a letter sent to NRC on Thursday. 

The Dutch police take down illegal dark web trading site Hansa, 20 Jul 2017
Jul 21 '17 07:45

The Dutch police, in cooperation with the FBI, took down an international illegal market on the dark web, the police announced in a statement on Thursday. A large number of traders of drugs, jewels and counterfeit goods were arrested, NOS reports.

Early last month the Canadian, American and Thai authorities took down illegal trading place Alphabay. After that many users turned to Hansa, which was now taken down by the Dutch police. That seems to have been part of the plan, because the police managed to track down traders and buyers by keeping the site running for a month.

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Jul 20 '17 16:50

Dutch woman , who from Syria last year claiming she escaped from ISIS, is no longer suspected of planning an attack in the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor said in a pro-forma hearing in the court of Rotterdam on Thursday, ANP reports.

Over 18 thousand ecstasy pills found in a drug lab bust in a home on Wijnsel in Geldrop, 19 Jul 2017
Jul 20 '17 14:10

The police dismantled a drug lab in a residential area of Geldrop, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday. The resident of the house was caught in the act of producing ecstasy pills in a shed behind his house when the police raided the property. The man, his wife and his son were all arrested, the police said in a statement.

Officers found 18 thousand ecstasy pills and 20 kilograms of MDMA, which is used in drug production, on the property. Another 10 kilos of ecstasy was found in a garage box used for storage. 

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Jul 20 '17 13:30

On Thursday the court in Amsterdam sentenced five men to up to 20 years in prison for attempting to assassinate Peter R. in Diemen in November 2015. Despite 34 shots being fired, R. managed to escape with his life, NU.nl reports.

Gunmen Qoi C. and Atif M. were both sentenced to 20 years in prison. Getaway driver Karim S. got 16 years. Genaro L. was sentenced to 12.5 years and Alejandro P. to 14 years in prison for following the victim and preparing the assassination. P. is still at large. The suspects also have to pay their victim almost 43 thousand euros in compensation.

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Jul 20 '17 12:50

The Spanish police arrested a 57-year-old man on Wednesday who is wanted in the Netherlands for involvement in a shooting at the Thialf ice rink in Heereveen early this year, the police announced on Thursday.

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Jul 20 '17 11:30

The municipality of Amsterdam suspended the manager of its Radicalization and Polarization Department on suspicion of fraud, sources confirmed to Het Parool and the Telegraaf. According to the newspapers, she is suspected of invoice fraud and conflict of interests.

The Public Prosecutor launched a criminal investigation into the matter after the municipality's integrity office called in the police, Het Parool reports. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan informed the city council about the case last week.

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Jul 20 '17 10:50

Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice is working on new legislation that will make harsher punishments possible for people guilty of serious traffic violators, like driving under the influence or without a license, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jul 20 '17 10:11

Dutch prisons and psychiatric institutions where convicts undergo mandatory treatment are having trouble preventing drug use among their charges. Last year many thousands of drug tests came back positive and the use of cannabis and cocaine is increasing alarmingly, ANP reports based on urine test results the news wire requested from the Ministry of Security and Justice.

Police
Jul 20 '17 08:16

When pregnant Charlotte Vlooswijk-Zwezerijnen was on Monday night, her 4-year-old daughter from a previous relationship was in the house, RTV Utrecht reports based on various sources.

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Jul 20 '17 07:21

An external investigation will soon be launched into whether the fire department checked all homes in a Diemen apartment building while e on Wednesday morning, Diemen mayor Lex Scholten said on Wednesday afternoon, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jul 19 '17 15:00

In the first six months of this year, the number of passenger cars stolen in the Netherlands dropped by 11 percent, but the number of motorcycles stolen increased by 8 percent, according to the foundation for tackling vehicle crime AVc, ANP reports. 

Jul 19 '17 14:20

Emergency services discovered a body in an apartment building in Diemen on Wednesday morning. The building on Rode Kruislaan was earlier on Wednesday. A person with serious injuries was also found in the building, in addition to three others reported injured earlier this morning, ANP reports.

Two gunmen sought in the murder of Johan van Boxtel on Memlincstraat in Eindhoven, 7 May 2017
Jul 19 '17 13:00

The Judiciary is offering a reward of 20 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the arrests of the perpetrators who murdered Eindhoven man Johan van Boxtel early in May. The police are looking for two perpetrators, shown in surveillance camera footage on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

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Jul 19 '17 12:04

Former CDA alderman in Gorinchem Eeuwit K. could face prison time for allegations of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 18 months in prison, of which 6 months could be conditionally suspended, against the 33-year-old man from Bleskensgraaf, NU.nl reports.

According to the Prosecutor, K. abused his position of power in his relationship with the teenager. The girl went to the same church as the married politician and also worked as a babysitter for his children. 

Police
Jul 19 '17 10:20

Lawyer Bart V. was arrested on Tuesday night. The 43-year-old Dongen man is suspected of trading in firearms and narcotics. The police also arrested two men, aged 70 and 30 years, from Sint Willebrord, ANP reports.

The arrests were made in a long ongoing investigation. Officers searched two business premises in Breda, including V.'s office, two homes in Sint Willebrord and a garage in Roosendaal.

Pieter and Tae Hoovers, found murdered in Amsterdam on 17 Jul 2017
Jul 19 '17 09:41

The police are looking for people who can shed some light on the On Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police urgently called on witnesses to come forward.

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Jul 19 '17 07:36

After an hours-long manhunt in the forest in Linschoten, the police finally caught up with and arrested 41-year-old Teunis Z. on Tuesday night. He is suspected of Charlotte Vlooswijk-Zwezerijnen and their unborn child to death in their Lopik home on Monday night, AD reports.

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Jul 18 '17 16:00

A 47-year-old man from Zandvoort was killed in a shooting in the parking lot of a Van der Valk hotel in Akersloot on Monday afternoon. The police found the victim in a delivery van, the police said in a statement

A 49-year-old man turned himself in at a police station a short time after the shooting. He was arrested.

The police are investigating what happened. A forensic team performed a trace evidence investigation at the scene. 

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