Thousands of counterfeit products are traded over Dutch website Bol.com, watchdog React said to AD on Wednesday. This includes things like cellphones, earphones, batteries and chargers.
A flakka dealer was arrested in Nijmegen on Tuesday, the first to be arrested in the Netherlands. Flakka is a new hard drug that recently started circulating in the Netherlands. It is also known as the zombie-drug and according to the police, can make you do "very strange things", Omroep Gelderland reports.
The arrest was made based on a tip from Alberto Stegeman of the program Undercover in Nederland. He told the police that a drug deal was set to happen in Nijmegen. The police acted on this information and arrested the suspected dealer.
The Dutch police are launching an experiment next week in which police officers in Rotterdam, Zwolle and Amersfoort will be equipped with tasers. In the coming weeks over 300 officers will undergo a two day training course on how to use a taser safely, and will then be allowed to use the weapon on the street if necessary, NOS reports.
A shooting in Amsterdam Osdorp let one person dead on Tuesday night. According to the police, one man was gunned down on the street. The victim has not yet been identified. The police are investigating.
The shooting happened on Professor R. Casimirstraat around 10:45 p.m. Police and forensic experts closed down the scene for investigation, which was expected to take all night. A large-scale investigation team was established to find out what exactly happened.
A 23-year-old Russian man suspected of stabbing a police officer on Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, will stay in custody for another 60 days, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.
The Dutch authorities seized the bank accounts of a financial service provider from Rotterdam who is suspected of money laundering. These accounts contained a total of 70 million euros, the Public Prosecutor announced. No arrests were made thus far, the Telegraaf reports.
Amsterdam municipal transport company GVB is starting the process of going cashless. From Tuesday travelers can no longer pay with cash on night buses, the first step in completely cashless public transit in the Dutch capital. GVB is working with other public transit companies in the region to achieve this goal, Het Parool reports.
A large quantity of heroin was discovered on a small aircraft at the Teuge Airport in Gelderland earlier this month, the police announced on Monday. The crew of the small aircraft was searched and two Germans, age 28 and 30 years, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Four large mosques in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht will be locking their doors during all prayer sessions for the time being. The mosques are deeply concerned about the safety of their visitors following a bloody attack on a mosque in the Canadian city of Quebec on Sunday night, the Telegraaf reports.
Former soldier Robert B. was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing his wife in Kaatsheuvel last year, the military court in Arnhem ruled on Monday. The Public Prosecutor had demanded 15 years in prison, AD reports.
The Haarlem chapter of outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels is suspected of setting fire to the car of Bernt Schneiders in June 2015, while he was still the mayor of Haarlem, the police confirmed to AD.
A 22-year-old man from Breda was arrested on Sunday in connection with the theft of four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau last week, ANP reports.
The Breda police went to the man's home based on a tip and found one of the very expensive puppies there.
Musician Nathan Dillen was give a 380 euro fine for making music on a train from Amsterdam to his hometown of Kampen on Friday, RTL Nieuws reports.
The musician was heading home on the train with his brother when some fellow travelers asked if he would play them something on his clarinet. He did so with pleasure and, according to a friend on Facebook, the other passengers seemed to appreciate the music.
On Sunday Amsterdam remembered the Holocaust, the Nazi persecution of Jews in World War II, with a silent march from city hall to Wiertheimpark, where a commemoration was held. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan both spoke at the commemoration, ANP reports.
Rutte and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher together lay a wreath ath the monument mirror Never Again Auschwitz on behalf of the government.
At least six people were killed and eight others injured in an attack on a mosque during evening prayer in the Canadian city of Quebec on Sunday evening. Dutch Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs condemns the attack and expressed his sympathies to the victims and their loved ones.
"I condemn the terrorist attack in Canada in the strongest terms", the Dutch Minister said on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Twitter account. "I sympathize with the victims of the attack on a mosque in Canada. Discrimination, exclusion and hate are never acceptable."
Six underage kids were arrested at Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday evening on suspicion of assaulting a fellow passenger in a stationary subway train. The victim was injured in the face and knee, Het Parool reports.
The assault happened around 8:30 p.m. on subway 54, which travels to Gein. The victim was assaulted by seven attackers. Six of them were arrested, with the aid of GVB personnel. The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 16 years, all from Amsterdam Zuidoost.
The police are still looking for a seventh suspect, a 20-year-old man.
Three teenage boys will be prosecuted for their involvement in a sexting case involving dozens of sexually explicit photos of underage girls attending Tilburg schools being spread on social media without the girls' consent. The suspects are a 16-year-old boy from Tilburg, a 17-year-old from Waalwijk and a 17-year-old living in Belgium, AD reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 7 years in prison against child minder Cora A. the court in Breda on Friday. A. is suspected of shaking a four month old baby to death while he was in her care in 2013, Omroep Brabant reports.
The four month old baby from Oosterhout died in June 2013, one week after being admitted to the hospital. The investigation against Cora A. only closed in the autumn of last year.
Four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies were stolen from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The pups are only six weeks old and therefore too young to be away from their mother, or to be chipped. Rachel van Beek of De Mekkerbek is offering a 1,500 euros reward for the tip that leads to the puppies recovery.
The Dutch authorities intercepted a total of 47,200 counterfeit euro bank notes in 2016, a decrease of 29 percent compared to 2015, the Dutch central bank DNB announced on Friday. Just below 75 percent of the counterfeit notes were 50 euro notes, NU.nl reports.
A 31-year-old man from Amsterdam is in custody in England on suspicion of trafficking 12 kilograms of cocaine. He will remain in custody until his case goes to trial in April, Het Parool reports.
The man in question is Kevin B., a defender for the Amsterdam Crusaders - an American football team. On December 27th he flew from Breda to the Biggin Hill Airport in London where customs found 12 kilograms of cocaine in his luggage. According to the local authorities, that amount of cocain has a street value of converted 1.6 million euros in England.
American lawyer Chaka Laguerre of the International Court of Justice in The Hague removed a Facebook post in which she accused the Hague police of racially motivated police brutality. This follows newspaper AD and other journalists watching CCTV footage of the arrest and reporting that there was no sign of violence used by the police.
The police are investigating the death of an elderly woman in Maastricht. She was found dead in her home on Sluizerbank on Thursday morning. As yet unconfirmed reports say the home was broken into, according to 1Limburg.
A neighbor called the police after she hadn't seen her neighbor for several days. Officers went to check it out and found the woman dead in her home.
In a statement the police only say that the woman died under "suspicious circumstances". The home was closed off and a forensic team performed a technical investigation.
An argument between a group of young people in Eindhoven got out of hand on Thursday night and ended with a 19-year-old being run over with a car. The young man got stuck between a car and a tree and sustained severe injuries, a bystander said to Omroep Brabant.
The victim was rushed to the hospital. He sustained a broken pelvis and tailbone and his leg broke in three places, his brother said to the broadcaster. "He is also complaining of pain in the abdomen. He is currently being examined in surgery", the brother said on Friday morning.