Crime

Dec 23 '13 17:12

Dutch Meat company Vion has intentionally sold regular meat as organic ham, investigators have found.

Dec 23 '13 15:29

There have been 150 murders in the Netherlands so far this year; after the record drop the country noted last year, the murder statistics peaked this year with an increase of 8 so far.

Dec 23 '13 14:53

The police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Rishi Chandrikasing at Hollands Spoor train station in The Hague last year, has been acquitted. The court decided on Monday to drop the charges of manslaughter and murder.

Dec 23 '13 12:21

National Railway Company NS and its workers' union have fired off a letter to Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten in which they demand measures be taken against the abuses on-board personnel often endure at the hands of passengers.

Dec 23 '13 04:37

A 17-year-old was arrested Sunday afternoon, for hitting several people and police officers.

Dec 23 '13 04:37

The Royal Military Police arrested a 22-year old Dutchman for involvement in cocaine trafficking by a 13-year-old girl. The girl from Curaçao was arrested Friday at Schiphol.

Dec 20 '13 17:50

A 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport for drug smuggling is the youngest person ever taken into custody at the airport for the crime. The Marechaussee, a military police force that handles security at the airport, found approximately 80 grams of cocaine wrapped in a small package inside her body.

Dec 19 '13 15:43

The Dutch Public Prosecution demanded a lifelong sentence against the Dutch war criminal Siert Bruins (92). He is on trial in Hagen for the murder of resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema, on September 1944 in Appingedam.

Soccer - Dutch Linesman Dies after Attack during Game - Almere
Dec 19 '13 15:19

The Amsterdam soccer dad, involved in the violent death of linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, appealed his sentence, but was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Dec 19 '13 14:45

"Opsporing Verzocht" featured a case about a man who robbed an 11-year-old girl from her iPhone5 in the hall of the train station in Zaandam on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Before he made his hit he was seen on surveillance camera's checking out passers-by.

Andre P. Waterkant.net photo
Dec 19 '13 13:58

A Surinamese man who is on trial in Utrecht for having sex with his daughter may have defiled his two other daughters as well.

Dec 19 '13 13:24

Four policemen were injured Wednesday night during the match between JCV Cuijk and MVV in Cuijk, Brabant.

Dec 19 '13 13:11

It was a first for the Amsterdam alderman for Finance, Pieter Hilhorst (PvdA), to be confronted with his past as a columnist in the City Council. 'He should not ask questions as if he is still a columnist, he needs to give answers,' scolded CDA-council member Lex van Drooge.

Dec 19 '13 04:32

A journalist, who wrote articles about sexual abuse by a businessman from Limburg, does not have to rectify her evidence, nor does she have to pay the fine of 10,000 euros, demanded by the businessman.

Dec 19 '13 04:31

The Curaçao politician Helmin Wiels was shot dead on May 5th by suspect E.K., announced the Public Prosecution (OM)during the pre-trial in Willemstad, Curaçao. The Public Prosecution announced the investigation into E.K. closed. He is also a suspect in two other murder cases on the Antillean Island.

Dec 18 '13 04:31

Former pilot, Julio Poch, is suing the Dutch state. He wants the government to compensate the legal aid he receives, stated his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops, according to RTL News.

Dec 18 '13 04:30

A member of the Satudarah was arrested Monday in Appingedam, on suspicion of menace and kidnapping. A few weeks earlier the man forced a taxi driver under threat of a knife, to drive him from the Grote Markt in Groningen to a village in the province, reported the police.

Dec 17 '13 15:07

Amsterdam Oost should be taken off the list of security risk areas by the city council's General Affairs Committee, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said. So far in 2013, violent crimes involving weapons in Oost has dropped by 29 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Dec 17 '13 13:33

Pathologists have not been able to determine the cause of death of Ruben and Julian, the two boys from Zeist who were kidnapped by their father in May this year.

Dec 17 '13 12:46

Domestic violence, animal cruelty and the economic crisis are linked, research by police has shown.

caimans
Dec 16 '13 18:00

Robert Persaud, Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment has said he has requested Dutch authorities to send him all information on the specific violations that were made in the two recent shipments of animals from Guyana that were found at the Schiphol airport. The deaths of almost 370 juvenile spectacled caimans (caiman crocodilus) in November and December at Schiphol, were horrific and could have been prevented, officials at the Dutch Food and Goods Authority NVWA have said.

Dec 16 '13 17:19

The number of robberies decreased sharply in 2013 compared to last year, Ministry of Security and Justice said on Monday.

Dec 16 '13 10:25

The Netherlands police used fake Poland-based online shops to track down potential buyers of illegal fireworks.

caimans
Dec 15 '13 18:17

200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.

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