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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. 

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Jul 24 '17 10:10

A 55-year-old man was found dead in his home in the Overijssel town of Slagharen on Sunday morning. The police are investigating whether he was murdered.

The home is located on Geert Michelsweg. According to Tubantia, the police closed down the street on Sunday morning and a team from the Netherlands Forensic Institute and two fire trucks were at the scene. 

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Apr 6 '17 12:31

On Thursday the court in The Hague ordered a new investigation into the cause of ' death in police custody in 2015. The two current reports on how the 42-year-old Aruban man died in 2015 are so different that the court feels a third opinion is necessary, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Feb 10 '17 09:10

An explosive found in Amsterdam's In The City Cafe on Kleine Gartmanplantsoen on Wednesday was a hand grenade, the police confirmed, according to NOS.

The cafe and surrounding area following the discovery of the explosive and closed down for several hours while an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team disarmed it. 

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Feb 9 '17 07:58

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by order of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Wednesday evening following the , believed to be a hand grenade, earlier in the day, Het Parool reports.

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Feb 7 '17 15:45

Two skeletons were found on Steenweg in the Gelderland town of Waardenburg during excavation work for a bicycle path, community officer Jolanda Donkers confirmed to the Gelderlander. Based on other objects found in the ground, archeologists estimate the skeletons to be between 1,000 and 2,000 years old, according to the newspaper.

The skeletons were found on Monday. The archeologists believe that a third skeleton may be buried deeper down, they are doing further investigation on Steenweg.

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Sep 1 '16 12:15

The risks of taking so-called "ecstasy light", officially 4FA, are much bigger than assumed. Using the drug can lead to heart problems and strokes, according to the preliminary results of a still ongoing investigation by Trimbos Institute and Jellinek. The final results of the investigation is expected in October, but Trimbos found the risks of the drug so great that it was decided not to wait for the final results before alerting the public

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Jul 20 '16 14:30

The Netherlands Forensic Institute managed to break into the phones of two main suspects in the attempted assassination of Peter R. in Diemen in November last year. In email conversations found on the phones, the suspects discuss the attempted assassination in detail, both before and after it happened

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Apr 19 '16 07:54

Jesse van Wieren was beaten with an iron bar, stabbed with a knife and strangled before being buried in a garden in Kloosterburen over New Year's. There is a chance that he was still alive at the time, according to a preliminary autopsy report from the Netherlands Forensic Institute.

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Feb 19 '16 15:30

The police and fire department are investigating different techniques to put out fires that could help preserve forensic evidence, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan said on Friday. According to the Telegraaf, he responded to questions raised by conservative VVD party city counselor Dilan Yesilgöz, who suggested that getaway care fires should be extinguished with as little water as possible so that DNA is not washed away from a potential crime scene.

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Dec 31 '15 13:50

Dascha Graafsma's family decided to accept the police's conclusions that the 16-year-old-girl committed suicide when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th, crime reporter Peter R. de Vries said to newspaper AD as spokesperson for the family.

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Dec 30 '15 09:22

Sixteen year old Dascha Graafsma was not on drugs when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum in late November, the Netherlands Forensic Institute concluded after a second examination of the girl's blood

Dec 23 '15 15:30

The Netherlands Forensic Institute is able to decrypt encrypted emails on Blackberry devices, both MisdaadNiuews and Security.nl report based on a document from the NFI.

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Oct 6 '15 11:11

The managing director of the Netherlands Forensic Institute lost a no-confidence vote held by the board after just 13 months on the job. The board chose to release news of the on Reinout Woittiez the same day an internal memo between the NFI, police department and public prosecutor was leaked, criticizing the Dutch cabinet's plans to cut the forensic team's budget by 13 percent.

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Oct 5 '15 17:40

Cuts to the budget for forensic investigation work is dramatic to the point it may hamper future criminal investigations, and defeat the government’s efforts on security, warns the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the police department and the Public Prosecutor in an internal memo acquired by newswire ANP. It is not the first time law enforcement raised concerns about a 13 percent cut to the NFI budget, which will cost nearly 80 jobs.

Aug 5 '15 10:34

The backlog at the Netherlands Forensic Institute caused by the extra work for the MH17 investigation will take months to eliminate. At this time there are 250 investigations that are delayed at the institute.

Jun 13 '15 09:30

The Netherlands Forensic Institute is working on a Linux-based forensic operating system that will enable the police to secure and remotely analyze evidence related to botnets,

Jun 12 '15 11:43

The intensive approach to drug crimes int south of the Netherlands is delivering so many results that the Netherlands Forensic Institute can't keep up with investigating all the trace evidence collected.

May 15 '15 11:30

The University of Surrey in cooperation with the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method to determine whether someone used cocaine that can give results with extreme accuracy. Fingerprints treated with a methanol solution are then analyzed by a mass spectrometer, and can positively identify a cocaine user, Sky News reported.

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Apr 7 '15 16:36

The parents of Saskia Jacobs, who died of an overdose, claim their daughter was deliberately drugged by her girlfriend at the time during a "wild lesbian sex party" a year ago, according to RTVNH. The official cause of death says Saskia dying of an overdose of GHB, but the parents see this as an unlikely event.

Apr 1 '15 17:40

The lower house of Dutch parliament approved a 13 percent budget cut to the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). The cuts were fiercely contested by opposition parties, but passed with support from the ruling coalition of the conservative VVD and leftist PvdA labour party.

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Apr 1 '15 14:14

Specialist police officers and forensic investigators who refuse to give a sample of their DNA for an internal database could be excluded from criminal investigations in the future, Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Wednesday in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament.

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Mar 23 '15 08:01

Forensic investigators have identified another MH17 victim at the Korporaal Van Oudheusden barracks in Hilversum. This leaves only two unidentified passengers, both of Dutch nationality.

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Mar 12 '15 10:42

Experts are worried that cutbacks in forensic investigations will have a negative effect on crime solving, NOS reports. Employees of the NFI gave the same warning last month.

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