A former member of motorcycle gang No Surrender was sentenced to 18 years in prison for murdering fellow gang member Hugo van Houten two years ago. The court considered it proven that Sooi de C. shot and killed 27-year-old Van Houten at a campsite in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant, NOS reports.
Last year over 400 outlaw motorcycle gang members in the Netherlands were suspects in a total of 680 criminal offenses, according to a report on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs published on Thursday. That amounts to one in five of the outlaw bikers known to the police, ANP reports.
The crimes involved nearly 150 cases of violent crimes like assault and public violence, dozens of threats and over 20 cases of illegal firearm possession. There were also 13 cases of murder or manslaughter, and a large number of drug related crimes and extortion.
During an investigation into a No Surrender member being assaulted by other members of his club in Breda, the police found a photo of a man - blindfolded, gagged and tied to a radiator - on a confiscated phone. The police are still trying to identify this man and are asking the public for help, the Telegraaf reports.
The Dutc Aldermen's Association is calling for harsher action against people who intimidate politicians in the Netherlands following revelations that Emmen's deputy mayor Bouke Arends had to go into hiding abroad due to threats on his life. Threats against politicians are "the order of the day", Jeroen van Gool of the Association said to the Telegraaf.
Two leading members of motorcycle gang No Surrender were arrested in SWAT team raids in The Hague and Pijnacker early on Tuesday morning. They were arrested in connection with an attempted assassination in Ridderkerk in November last year, the Telegraaf reports.
Lawyer Jan Piet van R. was arrested on Monday night in the investigation against former No Surrender leader Klaas Otto, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to the Telegraaf. A number of addresses was raided on Monday and more will be raided on Tuesday, according to the newspaper.
The Public Prosecutor spokesperson could not say why the lawyer was arrested. Otto claims that he works for the Amsterdam lawyer and visited clients for him abroad, according to the Telegraaf.
The former leader of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Klaas Otto, was arrested from his bed in Bergen op Zoom on Friday morning, his lawyer Louis de Leon confirmed to Omroep Brabant. This arrest comes only four days after he was released from custody on Monday. His righthand man Janus de V. was also arrested, according to the broadcaster.
The police wiretapped the Emmen clubhouse of motorcycle gang No Surrender. Overheard conversations revealed that crimes were structurally committed in the building, including drug trafficking and assaults, Prosecutor Pieter van Rest revealed in a press conference about a raid on the clubhouse on Friday morning, AD reports.
Early on Friday morning a large team of police officers raided the clubhouse of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender in Emmen. An emergency decree was issued and fences were placed around the complex. According to the municipality, one person was arrested, AD reports.
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.
Under very tight security two murders in a cottage in Hooge Zwaluwe in Noord-Brabant were reconstructed on Sunday. The reconstruction took the entire day, with a wide area around the cottage closed down to the public. Access roads were barricaded and guarded by heavily armed police officers, AD reports.
Four of six suspects in a double motorcycle gang murder in Hooge Zwaluwe last year were released from custody on November 30th. The other two were extradited to Belgium to serve a previous sentence, the Dutch authorities announced on Thursday, Omroep Brabant reports.
On Monday the police arrested a Defense employee suspected of leaking police information to motorcycle gang No Surrender
The Dutch journalist association NVJ launched an investigation to find out how often journalists get intimidated while doing their jobs. This investigation follows reports that motorcycle gang No Surrender threatened Panorama journalist Mylene de la Haye to not publish a series of articles on the gang
With threats and intimidation motorcycle gang No Surrender forced weekly magazine Panorama to stop publishing stories about the motorcycle gang, NRC reports. In 2014 two No Surrender leaders forced chief editor Frans Lomans to sign a contract stating that journalist Mylene de la Haye is no longer to write and publish articles about the motorcycle gang, according to the newspaper.
The police placed former No Surrender member Sooi de Coninck on the National Wanted List and released his photo. He is wanted for the murder of 27-year-old Hugo van Houten.
The police are looking for former No Surrender member Sooi de Coninck on suspicion of murdering 27-year-old Hugo van Houten in Molenschot last year. Over the past month the police unsuccessfully tried to find and arrest De Coninck, which is why it was decided to release his name to the public
Henk Kuipers, No Surrender leader and former security guard for Andre Hazes and Bill Clinton, wants to be a politician. He established a party called Recthdoor (Straight Through in English) and plans to take part in the parliamentary elections in 2017, the motorcycle gang leader said in an interview with Dutch newspaper AD on Sunday.
A 36-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested on Monday in one of the biggest investigations into organized drug crime in Zuid-Nederland. The man in question is Corin D., president of the Tilburg chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from "a reliable source".
The Public Prosecutor demanded eight years in prison against tree members of motorcycle club No Surrender in the court in Den Bosch on Wednesday. They are suspected of involvement in a violent shootout in a residential area in Eindhoven almost two years ago
A team of about 40 investigators raided the home of Klaas Otto, former leader of motorcycle gang No Surrender, on Wednesday. The raid at the caravan camp on Rijsselbergen in Bergen op Zoom forms part of a money laundering investigation, the Telegraaf reports.
The police arrested the leader of a No Surrender chapter in Sint Willebrord on Monday. Tjeu N, 51 years old and from Moerdijk, is suspected of involvement in smuggling 1,200 kilograms of cocaine
The National Police has had enough of motorcycle gangs like the Hell's Angels, Mongols, No Surrender, Satudarah and Bandidos. They should be banned as soon as possible, Rotterdam police chief Frank Paauw said in an interview with the Telegraaf on Tuesday.
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.