Politicians, police and police unions responded with indignation to news that cocaine trafficker Cetin G. disappeared without a trace. He cut through his ankle monitor and went into hiding in December. Why was this man, on trial and then convicted for trafficking 15 thousand kilos of cocaine, only being guarded by an ankle monitor, they want to know.
The police and judiciary are looking for cocaine trafficker Cetin G., the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NOS. The Prosecutor believes C. cut through his ankle monitor and went into hiding.
The Dutch police don't do enough to find "small-time" fugitive criminals, according to a study commissioned by Police and Science. Fugitives guilty of serious crime are actively sought, but hardly anything is done to find three quarters of the 11 thousand fugitives in the Netherlands, the researchers conclude. Most of these fugitives have to serve a sentence of 2 months or less, NOS reports.
Escaped criminal Elias A. was arrested by a SWAT team in Etten-Leur on Friday, more than five weeks after he escaped police custody in Rotterdam, Weekblad De Bode reports.
The 24-year-old fugitive escaped police custody while visiting a hospital in Rotterdam on January 18th, despite still being handcuffed. He is a suspect in two shootings, one kidnapping and a violent robbery.
Double shooting suspect Elias Adahchour, who escaped police custody during a hospital visit in Rotterdam on January 18th, was placed on the national wanted list on Tuesday, ANP reports.
The national wanted list consists of the most wanted suspects and convicts in the Netherlands. It lists their full names as well as a recognizable photo.
An internationally sought drug dealer was arrested while shopping for groceries in Tilburg this weekend. The 38-year-old man is believed to be part of the mafia and was arrested at the request of the Italian authorities, NOS reports.
The Italian authorities suspect the man of heading an organization that traffics drugs - cocaine and ecstasy in particular - on Sardinia. He has both Dutch and Italian nationality and has been internationally wanted since spring last year. The man can face up to 24 years in jail in Italy.
The police released new images of escaped Rotterdam shooting suspect Elias Adachour. The special intervention team of the police, used to deal with terrorism and serious crime, also raided a Schiedam building in the search for the 24-year-old man on Thursday night, but nothing was found.
The police are hunting double shooting suspect Elias Adahchour, who managed to escape police custody at the Sint Frannciscus hospital in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone who spots hin should contact the police at once. Do not approach him yourself because he is "armed and dangerous", the police warns.
A Polish fugitive was arrested in England and extradited to the Netherlands on Tuesday to serve a still outstanding prison sentence for a traffic accident that killed a couple and their grandchild in Meijel, Limburg, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday evening.
A 31 year old fugitive was injured in the foot when he was open fired upon in what seems to be an attempted assassination in Kaatsheuvel on Saturday night. He is being treated in a prison hospital. The police are looking for the perpetrators.
The police arrested a fugitive convicted of sex trafficking a coffee shop in Zwolle on Monday. The 44 year old man was convicted of human trafficking and forcing women into prostitution.
A man who escaped arrest despite targeted police gunfire at his car on Thursday, was found and arrested in Amsterdam-West on Saturday. According to the police the suspect, 18-year-old Luciano D., has a criminal record and is classified as firearm-dangerous. He was injured in the shooting on Thursday.
A court in Rotterdam sentenced the ringleader in a welfare benefits scheme to four years in prison on Tuesday. Five other suspects in the fraud case were sentenced to less harsh prison terms, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday.
Two French fugitives were arrested by police in Oegstgeest, Zuid Holland Wednesday after having been on the run for eight months. Both had been convicted for the large-scale importation of hard drugs from the Netherlands to France, according to a police report.