Crime

Police
Mar 31 '17 13:05

A Marktplaats ad for a Rolex worth 30 thousand euros may be the reason behind an armed robbery that turned fatal on Limburgsingel in Arnhem on Thursday night, local residents said to Gelderlander. One person was killed in the robbery.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Mar 31 '17 12:31

A car was found half submerged in the Stieltjeskanaal in Coevorden on Friday morning. The trunk of the car contained the dead body of a man. According to hte police, the man was murdered, ANP reports.

The car has since been lifted out of the water. A forensic team is doing a trace evidence investigation.

The police are investigating who the victim is, who the car belongs to and how the car ended up in the water. Based on photos, the car seems to be a dark colored Mercedes. 

 crime scene tape
Mar 31 '17 10:10

The Dutch tax authorities' investigative service FIOD received details of 3,800 Dutch with hidden assets and savings in Swiss bank accounts from an anonymous source, AD reports. Based on this information, FIOD launched an international hunt for Dutch tax evaders on Thursday.

According to the Tax Authorities, the details about hidden assets in Swiss bank accounts can be compared to the Panama Papers that leaked last year. All 3,800 Dutch-linked accounts are with one Swiss bank, which the Dutch authorities would not name.

arrest
Mar 31 '17 09:10

The police arrested two people in connection with an a, ANP reports.

A spokesperson for the police would say nothing more than that a report of an armed robbery involving two perpetrators was received around 9:30 p.m. At the scene, officers found the body of one person. The police revealed nothing about the identity of the deceased person.

Mar 31 '17 08:15

The safety of Dutch prisons can no longer be guaranteed due to staff shortages, according to a letter by the Dutch service for custodial institutions DJI. The workload is too high, and that poses risks for both inmates and staff, according to the letter. Without intervention, there will be more violent incidents and more suicides, the DJI warns, ANP reports

The DJI's central works council addressed the letter to Edith Schippers, who is leading the negotiations on the formation of the new Dutch government, the leaders of the Dutch political parties and the director of the DJI. 

Police
Mar 31 '17 07:32

An armed robbery in a home on Limburgsingel in Arnhem left one person dead on Thursday night. According to the Gelderlander, the victim of the armed robbery ran the robber over with a van, killing him.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 30 '17 14:20

Over half of the people suspected of a crime in the Netherlands committed that crime in the same municipality in which they live, according to an analysis of crime figures from 2016 by Statistics Netherlands. The police registered 268 thousand suspects last year.

Almost a third of suspects came from a different municipality. About 14 percent of suspects don't have a fixed address in the Netherlands. In nearly a fifth of crimes, the suspects live in one of the four large Dutch cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

Mar 30 '17 13:45

The number of reports of physical violence in Dutch schools increased from 426 to 569 in the 2015/16 school year, according to a report from the Education Inspectorate. The complaints about discrimination on the grounds of race or religion decreased by around 40 percent to 28 complaints. The total number of reports decreased slightly, from 2,000 to 1,962, the Telegraaf reports.

Police officers on the street
Mar 30 '17 13:10

The body of a man was found on Turfstekerstraat in Aalsmeer on Thursday morning. There were large bags of weed beside him. The police launched an investgation, the Telegraaf reports.

According to the police, several "bin bags" full of cannabis were found next to the man. "The circumstances under which he was found is so suspicious that the police closed down the area for investigation", a spokesperson said to the newspaper.

Trufstekerstraat is located in an industrial site in Aalsmeer. Large cannabis farms are often found on the site, according to the Telegraaf. 

Mar 30 '17 12:35

Three of five police officers involved in an arrest which ended with the death of 42-year-old Aruban man in 2015, will not be prosecuted, the court in The Hague ruled on Thursday.

Firefighters' gear
Mar 30 '17 12:00

The male resident of a farm in Exloo, Drenthe is missing after a massive fire at his property on Wednesday night. The property, which included the Turv Exloo Distillery, a barn and a farmhouse, went up in flames and burnt to the ground. Emergency services will search the remains of the buildings to find out whether the man was killed in the fire, ANP reports.

Emergency services managed to make contact with the man's wife. She is staying with relatives elsewhere in the country and could give no clarity on his whereabouts. 

Djordy Latumahina
Mar 30 '17 10:20

The police arrested two of three suspects believed to be involved in the in Amsterdam in October last year. One was arrested a few hours ago, the police confirmed.

The AIVD building in Zoetermeer
Mar 30 '17 09:45

Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD violated multiple rules in the period between October 2015 and March 2016 when eavesdropping on conversations with lawyers and journalists, according to the body that oversees the services CTIVD, the Volkskrant reports. 

The AIVD illegally eavesdropped on three conversations between a target and his or her lawyer, according to the CTIVD. This involved "indirect tapping" - the AIVD was listening in on conversations of a suspected terrorist and in doing so als listened to conversations the suspect had with a lawyer. 

Jihadist
Mar 30 '17 08:33

The Netherlands' debate on jihadists is characterized by a simple, sometimes sensational misrepresentation, according to terrorism experts Edwin Bakker and Peter Grol in their new book Nederlandse jihadisten, van naive idealisten tot geharde terroristen. Jihadists can't all be recognized in time, and therefore can't always be stopped. And if you managed to stop them, it is unreasonable to expect that they will suddenly turn into a "model citizen who embraces democracy", they write in the book, AD reports.

Lady Justice
Mar 29 '17 16:10

The Public Prosecutor demanded 14 year in prison against 28-year-old Abderrahim Ait H. in court on Tuesday. Ait H. is one of two main suspects in a French, Colombian drug deal that turned into murder in the Steynhotel in Zeist in June 2015. A member of the Colombian drug mafia was murdered, AD reports.

The case against fellow suspect Mohamed Z. was postponed until July because there are some witnesses that still need to be questioned.

arrest
Mar 29 '17 14:25

Three people were arrested and various homes and office buildings were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into 8 million euros worth of fraud committed by Dutch investment company Hollandsche Wind. The Public Prosecutor and tax investigative service FIOD also seized several cars, Tubantia reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Mar 29 '17 12:05

The Dutch Public Prosecutor filed a legal request with India asking the country to extradite Shehzad Hemani to the Netherlands, the prosecutor revealed in court on Wednesday. The Prosecutor believes for the kidnapping of his 2-year-old daughter in Amsterdam last year.

Police
Mar 29 '17 10:20

The Oost-Nederland police arrested a police officer in the same unit on Tuesday on suspicion that he leaked information from the police systems to suspects in a robbery investigation. The 26-year-old cop is officially suspected of violating official confidentiality, ANP reports.

It is as yet unclear whether the information leak had any influence on the robbery investigation. The man is in custody and will be questioned.

Mitch Henriquez
Mar 29 '17 09:43

The lawyers of for the death of , likely hired expert forensic witness Kees Das to reexamine Henriquez death due to Das' history of backing police officers in brutality cases, AD reports.

Police
Mar 29 '17 09:12

A number of homes on Dolderstraat in Wageningen were evacuated at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious substance believed to be explosive. The substance was found after a break-in at a garage on the street, the Gelderlander reports.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to collect the substance. It is as yet unclear exactly what the substance is or whether it is in fact explosive. The police are investigating.

It is also unclear whether the burglars took anything from the garage. 

Suspects sought in the assassination of Djordy Latumahina, 8 Oct 2016
Mar 29 '17 08:07

The police are still searching for two gunmen and a getaway driver in the on October 8th last year, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Djordy Latumahina
Mar 28 '17 14:25

The police are certain that the was a case of mistaken identity, the police and Public Prosecutor confirmed to Het Parool after reports about it in the Telegraaf. On Tuesday morning the police arrested five people between the ages of 25 and 50 years during raids in Aalsmeer. All five are suspected of involvement in Latumahina's murder. 

Ecstasy lab found in home on Rapenlandstraat in Eindhoven, 19 Feb 2017
Mar 28 '17 12:40

Drug criminals seem to be moving their activities from the southern parts of the Netherlands to the rest of the country, especially when it comes to ecstasy, the police concluded from the latest figures on ecstasy, RTL Nieuws reports.

€747,000 and 1.5 kilos of cocaine found in German man's car in Rotterdam, March 2017
Mar 28 '17 12:05

Police officers in Rotterdam made quite a catch when they decided to check a man in the back seat of a car on Mijnsherenlaan due to his nervous behavior. In the car the cops found 747 thousand euros in cash and 1.5 kilograms of cocaine. The man, a 52-year-old German, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, the police said in a statement.

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