Some 900 'credit card knives' seized at Schiphol in four months

Credit card knife seized at Schiphol, 2 Jul 2017
Credit card knife seized at Schiphol, 2 Jul 2017. (Photo: Koninklijke Marechaussee / Twitter)

So-called credit card knives are an increasing problem at Schiphol. Nearly 900 of these weapons were seized at the airport over the past four months, a spokesperson for the Koninklijke Marechaussee said to RTL Nieuws.

These knives fold into the size of a bank card or credit card and can slide into a wallet. Once unfolded, the slim knife is about 6.5 centimeters long. They fall under the arms law and are therefore forbidden at the airport. 

People caught with a credit card knife are fined 150 euros and the weapon is confiscated, according to the Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security in the Netherlands.