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Police
Aug 10 '17 15:50

The police found various types of synthetic drugs in a raid at a business property in Boxtel, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday. Three persons were arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced.

The suspects are two men and one woman. They were arrested on Tuesday. According to the Public Prosecutor, the suspects ran a mail-order drugs service. They systematically sold drugs to customers abroad, and then mailed the drugs to them. 

7,000 liters of hydrochloric acid found in a van and barn on Raakeindse Kerkweg in Molenschot, 1 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 11:50

The police seized 7 thousand liters of hydrochloric acid in a barn in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant on Tuesday. Investigators believe the substance was intended for the production of synthetic drugs, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. A 35-year-old man from Ulicoten was arrested.

Over 150 kilos of marijuana found at port of Rotterdam; hidden in wall tile shipment destined for England, 5 Jul 2017
Jul 7 '17 16:10

Customs officers at the port of Rotterdam found over 150 kilograms of marijuana while checking a shipment of wall tiles destined for England on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday.

The 155 packets of drugs, each about a kilogram, were hidden in iron boxes in between the tiles. The marijuana, which was wort about 1.5 million euros in the Netherlands, was destroyed. 

According to the Public Prosecutor, the transport company responsible for the shipment had nothing to do with the drugs. 

107 kilos of cocaine found in a false ceiling in a container at the port of Rotterdam, 28 Jun 2017
Jun 30 '17 16:15

Authorities inspecting an empty shipping container found a large amount of cocaine concealed in a false ceiling. The hiding place was built into a into a container that was used to transport bananas to the Rotterdam port, the public prosecutor’s office revealed on Friday.

Investigators found 107 kilograms of the powder packed in shrink-wrapped bundles. They made the discovery on Wednesday at a container company in Waalhaven, Rotterdam. It was not revealed if any arrests were made in connection with the find.

The drugs were later destroyed.

Police doing a drug raid at the Grolsch Veste stadium in Enschede during a FC Twente-PSV match, 6 Apr 2017
Apr 7 '17 08:43

The police arrested five people in a operation against drug trafficking in and around the Grolsch Veste stadium in Enschede during an Eredivisie match between FC Twente and PSV on Thursday night, NU.nl reports.

Three people were arrested in the supporters' home at Block P - the block for fanatical FC Twente supporters - and two were arrested outside the stadium. Drugs were found in the supporters' home, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. The police also searched three homes and found several fake weapons. 

Drug lab found in Odijk, 16 Mar 2017
Mar 17 '17 12:05

The police made a major drug bust in the Utrecht town of Odijk on Thursday. In a raid on a warehouse the cops found 3,400 kilograms of hashish, 15 thousand MDMA pills and a firearm, the police said in a statement on Friday.

The police raided the warehouse in response to "information received". The drugs and firearm were confiscated. 

So far no arrests were made. The police are investigating. 

674 kilos of hemp found in a van in Buitenveldert, Amsterdam, 23 Feb 2017
Mar 2 '17 12:20

The police found 674 kilograms of hemp in a van in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Buitenveldert on Thursday, February 23rd. The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old Albanian man, was arrested, the police announced in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the police, the discovery was made based on "information received" that a large amount of drugs would be transported in a particular van. On February 23rd officers noticed the van leaving the A9 highway on exit Amstelveen. 

Arrest
Feb 14 '17 15:45

Five men were arrested in Zaandam for possessing and dealing hard drugs, the police said on Tuesday. This investigation was launched after the police received multiple reports of drug problems from an apartment in a building on Peperstraat.

The police searched the apartment and found a firearm and a quantity of hard drugs packaged for sale. The investigation led officers to the five men in question. 

Four of the suspects were arrested and released after questioning. A 25-year-old from Zaandam is still in custody. The drugs were confiscated and destroyed.

Raw materials for 1 billion ecstasy pills found in a truck in Rilland, Zeeland on 9 Feb 2017
Feb 10 '17 08:29

The police made a gigantic drug bust when they searched a truck in the Zeeland town of Rilland on Thursday night. According to the police, the raw materials they found in the truck can be used to make 1 billion ecstasy pills, ANP reports.

Inside the truck the police found hundreds of bottles of hydrogen gas, 15 thousand kilos of caustic soda (drain cleaner) and 3 thousand liters of excipients. The trade value of the raw materials amounts to hundreds of thousands of euros, according to the Zeeland police on Twitter. 

Sep 23 '16 13:30

The Colombian police intercepted and seized a large batch of cocaine they believe was destined for the Netherlands. The authorities found the 47 kilograms of cocaine and 20 million dollars in cash in a property nearby the Colombian capital of Bogota

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Jul 18 '16 15:15

The first suspect in a massive drug crime investigation in Southern Netherlands, so called operation Trefpunt, appeared in the court in Den Bosch on Monday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 21 months in prison, seven of which conditionally suspended, against suspect Frans R

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Jul 15 '16 12:55

A home on Wagensaarstraat in Amsterdam has been cordoned off after the police found 11 kilograms of heroin and 4 kilos of a mixing agent in the house last month

Jun 10 '16 17:05

Two men were arrested after 100 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the port of Rotterdam. The drugs were hidden in two bags in a shipping container

Apr 7 '16 16:35

Thirteen of 55 suspects arrested during a massive drug bust in southern Netherlands on Monday, were remanded back into custody after being arraigned on Tuesday and Wednesday. Others still have to appear in front of the magistrate, the Public Prosecutor announced

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Dec 7 '15 11:40

The Dutch navy ship Zr. Ms. Friesland made the navy's biggest drug bust last weekend and intercepted some 1,400 kilograms of cocaine off the Colombian coast, the Ministry of Defense announced on Friday

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Aug 12 '15 10:26

The 48 year old man from Heemskerk who was caught with a sailboat full of cocaine in Brazilian waters early this month, has a long history of smuggling. Raymond K., also known as Captain Coke, has been arrested at least 10 times before

Aug 11 '15 13:12

A Dutchman was arrested in Brazil early this month for smuggling more than 600 kilograms of cocaine into the country. He could face a prison sentence of between five and 20 years. Local authorities are calling the largest drug bust in the history of the region

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Jun 10 '15 11:35

The police dealt a blow to a Roosendaal "crime family" on Tuesday by busting a drugs export ring. The police suspect that this "family" has earned millions of euros by operating a drug ring, exporting soft drugs to France for years.

May 26 '15 12:59

The Spanish Navy has arrested fur people, including a Dutchman, in a major drug bust on the Atlantic Ocean. The marines found 1,800 kilograms of cocaine on the fishing boat, NOS reports.

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Jan 28 '15 08:02

The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

Mar 6 '14 14:41

Rotterdam customs officers seized 325 kg of cocaine, packed in watertight bags, during the past weekend. The bags were possibly going to be put overboard.

Feb 8 '14 04:30

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features police finding 750 kg of Khat in several busts, Philips employees threatened over weed lamps, Timmermans calling attention to arrested plane spotters in UAE, a Dutch journalist who escaped from Egypt, Dutch to investigate a whale wars collision, and Rabobank not selling part of their American business.

Dec 28 '13 04:32

A 57-year-old Dutchman was arrested in Newcastle, England, after border patrol officers there found over a hundred kilos of heroin and cocaine in his possession. The man, Johannes Huizer, was travelling with a truck by ferry from the Netherlands.His container was also found to be holding 150kg of cannabis, and 50kg of amphetamines when it was inspected at the Port of Tyne.

Dec 25 '13 10:08

Police patrolling the highway in Zevenaar arrested a 23-year-old Frenchman driving with 86 kilos of the stimulant khat. The Marechaussee military police made the bust Tuesday on the A-12 in Gelderland near the German border.

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