illegal arms trade

Lady Justice
Apr 21 '17 15:55

Dutch arms dealer Guus Kouwenhoven was sentenced to 19 years in prison by the court in Den Bosch on Friday. He was found guilty of complicity in war crimes in Liberia and of illegal arms trafficking. The Public Prosecutor demanded 20 years, AD reports.

The court considered it proven that Kouwenhoven supported the regime of former Liberian President Charles Taylor by illegally delivering weapons to it in a civil war between 2001 and 2003. There was an arms embargo in place for Liberia at the time. 

Sep 22 '16 11:02

A 23-year-old Amsterdam rapper JayJay, real name Jason D., is suspected of involvement in the assassination of criminal Abderrahim Belhadj. The judiciary believes that D. lured Belhadj to Kikkenstein apartment building in Bijlmer on May 9th, where he was gunned down

Sep 22 '16 10:23

Violent incidents involving automatic weapons are increasing in the Netherlands. As is the number of automatic weapons seized by the police - 225 last year, compared to 170 in 2013 and 215 in 2014

Jun 24 '15 15:10

Farah el O., owner of spy shop One2spy in Amsterdam-West, has once again been arrested. This time on suspicion of laundering criminal money.