A 38-year-old Syrian refugee arrested in Brunssum, Limburg last month on suspicion of involvement in terrorist act, was released on Friday. According to the Public Prosecutor, investigation revealed that the man is not involved in terrorism.
Police in the Netherlands arrested a 38-year-old Syrian man on allegations of involvement in a terrorist act, the public prosecutor’s office announced on Thursday. The arrest of the unnamed man is the third terrorism-related arrest in the Netherlands in a week, all three of which were in the Limburg province.
The police received dozens of new tips about the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998 after a large-scale DNA investigation was announced on Tuesday. So far a total of 35 people came forward with tips and information, NOS reports.
All information will be carefully investigated, the police said.
The Public Prosecutor is launching a massive DNA kinship investigation in an ultimate effort to find out who murdered 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen from Heibloem in 1998, Prosecutor Roger Bos announced in a press conference in Maastricht on Tuesday. The magistrate gave permission for DNA samples to be taken from 15 thousand men, AD reports.
Nicky Verstappen was found murdered one day after he disappeared from a summer camp on Brunssummerheide in August 1998. His body was found over a kilometer from the camp. The perpetrator was never found.
A drug lab for producing Captagon pills was discovered in a raid in Brunssum, Limburg. Captagon contains amphetamine and caffeine and is a popular drug among combatant groups in the Middle East, where it is used as an 'upper' to keep fighters awake and alert, according to the Telegraaf.
The police found firearms and ammunition on the grounds of a lumber company in Brunssum on Wednesday. The owner of the company, Frenk W., made headlines last year when he buried his deceased wife in their garden, the Telegraaf reports.
On Tuesday the police in Zuid-Limburg arrested 14 people on suspicion of involvement in dozens of crimes including car thefts, burglaries, ram raids, handling stolen goods and money laundering. According to the police, all 14 suspects no each other and the crimes were committed by varying smaller groups made up of the various suspects. Most of the crimes were committed in Limburg and across the border in Germany and Belgium in 2016.
On Saturday the police searched several locations in Limburg in a large investigation into the laundering of dirty money from motorcycle gang Satudarah. One of these locations was a sauna club in Roermond. So far no arrests were made, the police said on Sunday.
Frenk Windels may keep his deceased wife buried in his backyard for the time being, the Brunssum city council decided on Thursday, 1Limburg reports.
Windels decided to bury the remains of his wife in his own backyard on July 24th, after she suddenly died of a heart attack. According to him, it was her wish. But Windels did so without authorization.
On Tuesday the court in Maastricht gave a 57-year-old man permission to temporarily leave his deceased wife buried in his own garden in Brunssum. The body can remain buried in the garden at least until the Brunssum city council made a decision on the widower's request for his wife to be legally buried in the garden
The police arrested a total of eight people on Monday in the investigation into the assassination of Sven Prince in Heerlen last year. Three of these detainees are suspected of involvement in the assassination, one of violating the weapons and ammunition act and the other four were found with narcotics during home searches, the police said in a statement.
The two men who were arrested in Susteren on Monday, were arrested on suspicion of threatening to commit a terrorist offense, according to the Public Prosecutor. The magistrate extended their custody by 14 days
Two cars were damaged in a hail of automatic gunfire in the small Limburg town of Brunssum during the early hours of Thursday. Thus far the police believe that no one was injured or killed.
The shooting incident happened on Trichterweg around 00:40 a.m., according to the police. So far very little is known about exactly what happened. Limburg media reports that the police found dozens of bullet shells at the scene.
The police are investigating.
Two members of motorcycle gang Satudarah was arrested on Tuesday as part of an joint intensified approach between the police and government in the fight against organized crime in Zuid-Nederland. A amphetamine laboratory was also discovered and dismantled.
A bomb exploded in a Heerlen police officer's car around 02:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The Limburg police are investigating.
The police have found 55 kilograms of ecstasy,various products related to the manufacture of the drug as well as 200 thousand euros in cash on a site on Slesignerstraat in Brunssum.
The Ministry of Defense has known for 15 years that their staff at border region posts have been exposed to the carcinogenic compound chromium 6 at military bases.