Three of the seven famous paintings, which were stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, were burned, says the leader of the Romanian researchers, Gheorghe Niculescu, who investigated the whereabouts of the art works. “We have found convincing evidence that three paintings were destroyed by fire,” Niculescu said on Monday about the police investigation.
Four Dutch who were engaged in making a documentary about homosexuality in Russia, have been arrested on suspicion of gay propaganda. This was reported by the NOS. Today the four face the court. They get support from the staff of the Dutch consulate.
The prosecution demands a fine for the four. The Dutch were arrested at a festival in Murmansk, near the border with Finland. One of the arrested is Kris van der Veen, councilor for GroenLinks in Groningen.
Kidnapped victims Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner, Boudewijn Berendsen, have asked their government and the entire country to assist and free from their ordeal.
The paintings that were stolen last year from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, are all burned. That said the research team of Justice in Romania on Tuesday.
Six people with Asian features complained to an anti-discrimination agency about limited selling of baby milk powder, according to NRC.
A sailing out pilot has found 200 kilos of cocaine in the Westerschelde (Zeeland). The drugs were packed into ten sports bags which were attached with ropes to empty jerrycans, to keep them afloat. This was reported by the National Office of the Public Prosecution (OM) on Tuesday.
The discovery was done on Saturday morning. The drug packages floated in the Westerschelde near Vlissingen. According to the OM, the cocaine has a market value of about 7 million euro.
Iris van der Schuit, the mother of the killed brothers Ruben and Julian, posted a new message on her Facebook page in which she wants to answer the question of how she is doing. The message appeared on the eve of the birthday of Reuben who would have become 10 years on Tuesday.
“I miss the big and the small things”, Van der Schuit writes. “Their voices, them coming home, bringing them back and forth to sports, friends and school. Even the moments they were annoying I miss.”
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance, has passed the names of some Greeks, with ships sailing under Dutch flag, to the Greek authorities. A spokeswoman of the Ministry of Finance confirmed this on Monday. The information was made public by the Greek newspaper Parapolitika.
According to the newspaper, the Greeks are suspected of tax evasion in their country. There are 180 people involved.
A quarrel between Greek men and Polish men at a campsite in Baarlo (Limburg), ended in a stabbing in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Three Polish men (26, 26 and 31) were injured, two Greeks (27 and 38) were arrested, as the police reported.
Police officials said three people were arrested in the Groningen for allegedly abusing an animal, after a video went viral on the internet.
Dozens of pupils have discussed the violent death of their 17-year-old fellow schoolmate from Roden on Thursday at the Lyceum ‘The Linden Borg’ in Leek. The unfortunate girl was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend of 19 years on Tuesday in her parents' home. She died later in the hospital.
The young man could not bear the fact that she had ended their relationship a few days earlier, he told the police. He was shortly after his act found at the sports park of Roden and arrested.
In the mega trial on 30 sham marriages, the Rotterdam court sentenced the suspects to community service orders of 120 to 200 hours. The judge concluded that 23 of the suspects married in Britain to help illegal Nigerians to get a residence permit.
The predominantly female Antilean-Dutch marriage candidates flew to Britain to apply for a British social security number. With this number they applied for various benefits like tax benefits. In exchange for the sham marriage they received amounts between 2500 and 3500 euros. These amounts were not always or only partially paid.
More and more travelers must first pay an outstanding fine at Schiphol before they can board the plane.
Policemen forget nearly 70 percent of the presented information and assignments at briefings. This is evident from a report which will be presented today by Crisislab, a research institute affiliated with the Radboud University. Crisislab examined the operational police briefings.
The police has arrested four suspects of a burglary on Sunday in Amsterdam.The four men were suspects for a burglary that took place earlier on Sunday evening in Rotterdam. The arrest was not an easy job for the police, who had to do a wild chase on the A20, A4, A12 and A2.
Around half past eight the police received a telephone tip that four suspiciously behaving men moved around a house in Hoogvliet. When officers arrived on the spot, the four went off in a car at high speed.
The Netherlands handed a Puerto Rican over to the U.S. for allegedly participating in international trading of illegal drugs.
Amsterdam- an Anti-Zionist rabbi blamed Israel for his attack in the city, JTA reports. Antebi is an Orthodox Jew who has been living in the Netherlands.
The 47-year-old gunman who shot at three passers-by, from his home at the Pierre Kemp Street in Melick (Limburg) on Wednesday afternoon, was arrested by a SWAT team. The weapon he used was most probably an air gun. The man was transported handcuffed and blindfolded in a police car. During the raid by the SWAT team, shots were heard. The police, however, did not confirm a shooting during the arrest.
A member of the SWAT team was slightly injured and was treated on the spot by paramedics.
Amsterdam has identified 2500 ghost citizens during a 2-year investigation of addresses. The investigation of the city also revealed welfare and benefits fraud. This is evident from a coverage on Monday from RTL News.
The municipality compared 58,000 addresses from the municipal administration and addresses of benefits agency UWV. The municipality says that the number of addresses where fraud was determined was rather small, but the fraud amount per address was considerable.
An Al-Qaeda associated group in North Africa, responsible of kidnapping eight Europeans, says the captives are safe and a video of them will be released in a short time.
Four Romanians who pretended to be police officers, have been arrested on Sunday in Rotterdam. The police reported that three of them tried to rob a 53-year-old Taiwanese by pressing him a corner while they yelled 'police' and showing him something that looked like a police badge.
A mass street fight in Rotterdam-Zuid on Tuesday, ended in a stabbing in which two people got wounded. One person has been arrested. That announced the police.
The location of the fight was the Paul Kruger Street. An estimated 15 to 20 people have been fighting with each other. There were also knives drawn. Two people ended up with stabbing wounds. A man was stabbed in the side, another in an arm. Both were treated in a hospital.
The police has no idea what caused the fight.
CCTVs and observers on fishing vessels, should prevent fish being illegally dumped. State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma , believes that better control is needed to prevent prohibited fish dumps at sea, reports the AD.
Besides better controls of ships' logs, Dijksma also announces that she explicitly wants to see if auditors can sail along and if CCTVs can be used.