Week in review: February 1-7

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The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features police finding 750 kg of Khat in several busts, Philips employees threatened over weed lamps, Timmermans calling attention to arrested plane spotters in UAE, a Dutch journalist who escaped from Egypt, Dutch to investigate a whale wars collision, and Rabobank not selling part of their American business. In several busts police netted a total ofin a 24-hour timeframe.

Khat is a stimulating soft drug, illegal under the Opium Act since January 5th, 2013. Philips has earned millions with the sale of grow lights to marijuana farmers, but upcoming legislation made the company decide to change course. Now , even at their home address. brought up the subject of the who were arrested for espionage in the UAE, when he met with his colleague, Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, at the security conference in Munich. Dutch journalist,, made it back safely to the Netherlands, with the help of the Dutch embassy in Egypt, after being accused of aiding a terrorist network. The Dutch Directorate for the Inspection of Living environment and Transport will conduct an investigation into a collision between the and a whale hunter, where both parties blame each other. Rabobank denies wanting to sell off , contradicting reports from informed sources. Rabobank and the sources agree however, the bank wants to stay active in the U.S.A. Check out for the rest of the news and stories this week.