Dutch police commissioner Aalbersberg, leader of the repatriation mission. Source: Twitter/Karel van Oosterom/@KvanOosterom - Credit: Dutch police commissioner Aalbersberg, leader of the repatriation mission. Source: Twitter/Karel van Oosterom/@KvanOosterom
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 13:50
More guns seized in Amsterdam through August than all of 2014
The police have seized nearly as many firearms in Amsterdam so far this year, than over the whole of 2014. Police Chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said this on the television program Het Verhoor on Monday night, NU reports. "The disruption approach is bearing fruit." "Las year we seized 314 weapons, we are now in mid-September and already we are just over three hundred", Aalbersberg said. "We are still seeing an increase in weapons and we are also confiscating many. Automatic weapons, converted weapons, and everything that falls under that." According to the police chief, the fact that it has been four months since the last Amsterdam gang-related assassination is no reason to relax. He believes that the assassination wave is not over. "You can definitely not say that, we know that there is still a threat. Every week we warn more people because we heard through information channels that there is a threat. That also has an effect, people go into hiding. Additionally we are also working hard on the two cornerstones, the disruption and the tackling of facilitators."