The police arrested seven men in December for extorting people with sex ads on WhatsApp, the police announced on Tuesday. THe suspects posted sex ads, to which their victims responded on the messaging app. But instead of making an appointment with a sex worker, the victims were informed that their families will be told about their activities if they did not pay an amount of money.
A 15-year-old Sri Lankan boy from Heerlen committed suicide on Sunday. According to a message his family posted on Facebook, young Tharukshan Selvam could no longer take the racial abuse, extortion, bullying and harassment on social media accounts from his classmates.
Klaas Otto, the arrested ex-leader of motorcycle gang No Surrender, broke the most important rule in motorcycle clubs' code of conduct by speaking to the police and Public Prosecutor, according to the Telegraaf.
Terrorist organization Islamic State is planning more attacks in Europe and the Netherlands may be a target, according to a warning report Europol released on Friday. The European policing force thinks that ISIS will likely keep to attack tacticts currently used in Syria and Iraq - car bombs, kidnappings, extortion and suicide bombings, AD reports.
The police believe that six shootings at Amsterdam coffeeshops in less than a year's time may be connected, a spokesperson said to the Telegraaf. According to the police, it is "unlikely" that it involves six separate incidents.
German supermarket chain Lidl was extorted for 15 million euros during the last months of 2015, EenVandaag reported on Monday. If the company did not pay, the perpetrator threatened to poison its products, including in branches in the Netherlands.
The victim of a fatal shooting near the AMC in Amsterdam-Zuidoost was identified as 24-year-old Isilnando Kammeron by Het Parool. According to the newspaper, Kammeron is a career criminal with a criminal record dating from when he was 13 years old.
Ger Lindeman resigned as PvdA alderman in Hoogezand because he was being blackmailed with sexually explicit texts with a 14-year-old girl. He calls it a "stupid mistake"
Men in the Netherlands are increasingly blackmailed after online sexting or webcam sex, according to figure from national aid organization Helpwanted. In the first half of this year, the organization received 440 such reports. In all of last year, there were only 370 such cases
Camiel Eurlings is pressing charges against his ex-girlfriend who accused him of abusing her. The former KLM CEO is accusing her of attempted blackmail or extortion and defamation, according to a statement by his lawyer which Dutch newspaper AD has in its possession.
Aydin C. may be extradited to Canada for his suspected involvement in the death of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Tuesday. He can be extradited as soon as the criminal proceedings running against him in the Netherlands are done
On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded an 8 year prison sentence against Alex O., the man suspected of trying to extort money from supermarket chain Jumbo by placing explosives and making bomb threats
An increasing number of Dutch men are falling victim to sexual extortion. Most of the thousand of Dutch that fell victim to this online crime last year, were men, De Stentor reports based on figures from HelpWanted.
The number of police undercover missions are at a record high, with dozens of undercover officers deployed each year, AD reports based in figures retrieved through the Freedom of Information Act.
The court in Amsterdam suspended the trial against Aydin C. until Monday to give the suspect time to find a lawyer. C. is standing trial for sexually abusing and extorting 34 girls via webcam. One of his victims was Canadian teen Amanda Todd.
The Amsterdam police issued a warning through official channels about aggressive beggars in and around the capital city. According to the police, this involves Europeans pretending to be Syrian asylum seekers begging for money for their families
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 3 year prison sentence against a member of the Amsterdam chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender on Wednesday. The suspect, 42-year-old Mike H., stands accused of extortion, instigation, arson, money laundering and possession of a cannabis plantation.
The court in Leeuwarden treated the appeal on whether Alex O., suspected of extorting supermarket chain Jumbo with various bomb threats, will remain in custody on Monday. O. appealed against a previous ruling that remanded him into custody until his trial start in March
The police arrested a 50 year old man from Chaam on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the kidnapping of Rien de Koning and Gino Heeren in Breda end December. The suspect's house was searched and the police believe that more arrests will follow.
A 26 year old man from Deurne was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning on suspicion that he extorted the family of a missing girl. The family lives across the street from him
Alex O., the 50 year old man arrested on Friday in connection with the Jumbo supermarket bombings and extortion, was the mastermind behind a series of very violent robberies in the 1990's. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the court in Leeuwarden in 1993.
The two accused, a 50-year-old father and his 15-year-old teen son, have been arrested on suspicion of extortion, and the father for planting explosives at the Jumbo supermarket chain earlier in this year. The men were arrested last Friday when they attempted to extort a Jumbo store.
A 50-year-old father and his minor son that have been arrested in connection with the extortion and bombings of Jumbo supermarket chain stores, that occurred in this year, have been charged, a source close to the investigation told broadcaster RTV Noord.
On Friday the Groningen police arrested two suspects in connection with the extortion and bombings of several stores of supermarket chain Jumbo over the past few months. The suspects are in custody and will be questioned by the police in the coming days.