Crime

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Jun 17 '14 15:55

The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is investigating hundreds of transactions in which residents from other EU countries have evaded taxes via The Netherlands. According to confidential criminal files obtained by the Financieel Dagblad, the OM has 26 suspects in sight.

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Jun 17 '14 10:26

A gay couple were assaulted by four men on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam Saturday night. One of the men, 25-year old Ronald, was beaten so hard that his piercings came out of his ear. He lost his hearing in that ear as well.

Internet
Jun 17 '14 10:06

Almost 450,000 Dutch people were scammed last year on the internet. Most of these cases involve selling or buying items online. This is 3.3 percent of people aged 15 or older. In 2012, this was 2.9 percent. These figures were published by the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) today.

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Jun 17 '14 08:49

The front page of today's copy of De Telegraaf newspaper is one big photograph of Pim Fortuyn's killer, Volkert van der Graaf, who recently came out of prison. The paper published the photograph of Van der Graaf on his way to meet his lawyer in Amsterdam. It is the first image that has been published of him since he shot Pim Fortuyn in May 2002.

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Jun 16 '14 13:31

Two tons of hash has been found in Tilburg. The drugs were found after an investigation of the police. The suspect, a 44 year old homeless man, was arrested in the Castorstraat.

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Jun 16 '14 09:16

Police confiscated and destroyed a sizable load of hash in Tilburg over the weekend.

Ajax Club
Jun 13 '14 12:02

Dutch football association KNVB has sent Amsterdam football club Ajax a bill for the damage that the club's supporters caused at the cup final last May in De Kuip stadium.

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Jun 13 '14 10:54

Last night dozens of Dutch people were robbed in Salvador whilst watching the opening game between Brazil and Croatia on a field which was set-up as a special fan zone. During the game, the touristic centre of the city was packed. This situation was ideal for pick-pockets as wallets, cellphones and camera's were stolen from the fans.

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Jun 12 '14 11:14

The Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean island states of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten have agreed to an exchange of DNA criminal profiles.

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Jun 12 '14 10:46

Police say they have received hundreds of tips and several names of possible suspects as they are investigating a spate of horse abuse cases that have been taking place all over the Netherlands.

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Jun 12 '14 08:24

A member of the National Police Internal Investigations Department (Rijksrecherche) has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs via Schiphol airport. Six others were also arrested after an investigation by a team of National Military Police, FIOD and Rijksrecherche.

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Jun 11 '14 14:15

A 55-year old woman, Nadja B., from Rijnsaterwoude has been apprehended by the police. She is a suspect in the case of her own 80-year old mother, Margerethe's disappearance. Police suspect that the mother is no longer alive, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Vandalism
Jun 11 '14 10:38

Two Limburgers received an outpouring of support following a television report detailing the vandalism of their car. Wim and Christien were the subject of a piece that aired on Hart van Nederland showing the word "kanker" scratched into the hood of their car in large capital letters.

Jun 9 '14 08:17

A 24-year-old traffic warden was injured Saturday afternoon after a motorist intentionally ran over the officer in Ulft, Gelderland, police say.

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Jun 9 '14 07:00

A man standing outside his Eindhoven home was shot after three masked men arrived and opened fire. The man was struck in the foot, and was transported to an area hospital.

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Jun 8 '14 23:58

Two French fugitives were arrested by police in Oegstgeest, Zuid Holland Wednesday after having been on the run for eight months. Both had been convicted for the large-scale importation of hard drugs from the Netherlands to France, according to a police report.

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Jun 7 '14 11:51

The police and the ambulance rescued a two-weeks-old baby from the overheated car in Kaatsheuvel. Parents left it in the locked car with closed windows and went away for a while.

Tiago's computer
Jun 6 '14 17:03

A 10-year old handicapped boy named Tiago was given a new computer when thieves stole his old one from his home in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. The boy used the expensive computer as a communication tool which his mother says "he can't go a day without".

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Jun 6 '14 14:23

A large portion of the students who made use of the exams stolen at the Ibn Ghaldoun school in Rotterdam last year have avoided jail time, but may have to do community service. This comes from an announcement published by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) today.

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Jun 6 '14 09:21

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes could be sentenced to between 15 and 25 years in prison if convicted of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Netjes is one of twenty journalists criminally charged in connection with a clampdown on global news television network al-Jazeera.

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Jun 5 '14 15:29

A 52-year-old driver was arrested on Monday evening in Nijmegen in connection with a hit-and-run crash, and abandoning his two grandchildren in his wrecked car. Police had sought the perpetrator since the incident on May 19th, which had also resulted in a 28-year-old man, from Nistelrode, Noord-Brabant, being injured.

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Jun 5 '14 12:17

A police arrest unit has caught a man in Amsterdam West who, since committing a daring daylight robbery in 2011, has been on the run from justice.

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Jun 5 '14 12:15

Investigators have discovered new evidence in the Deventer murder case of 1999. The Volkskrant reports on the basis of information from a confidential report from the investigation.

Illidge
Jun 5 '14 10:55

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte refused to receive a visiting parliamentary delegation from St. Maarten on Wednesday, if its independent Member (MP) Patrick Illidge would be present.

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