Crime

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May 21 '15 11:37

There is a good chance of more suicides in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case now that the Public Prosecutor has decided to prosecute 29 of the suspects.

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May 20 '15 16:13

The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.

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May 20 '15 13:48

Former Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten was well aware that the deal made with drug dealer Cees Helman in 2001 involved 4.7 million guilders, Fred Teeven, the former State Secretary of Security and Justice, said in an interview with Het Parool on Tuesday.

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May 20 '15 13:03

The forest fire near Chaam that started during the weekend and rekindled earlier this week was tamed by the fire brigade. Since last Sunday it was burning in the area of over 60 hectares after a teenager supposedly ignited it. The fire is under control, although smoldering embers are still burning in the area.

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May 20 '15 10:56

Young people are a popular target for robbers in Breda. About half of the robbery victims in Breda is younger than 24 years old.

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May 20 '15 10:15

The Public Prosecutor in Aruba will not search underneath the Mariott Hotel for Natalee Holloway's remains, chief officer of Justice Eric Olthof told Dutch newspaper AD. According to him, investigation has shown that the information from Jurrien de Jong, a self proclaimed eyewitness, can not be correct.

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May 19 '15 18:33

A court in Rotterdam sentenced the ringleader in a welfare benefits scheme to four years in prison on Tuesday. Five other suspects in the fraud case were sentenced to less harsh prison terms, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday.

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May 19 '15 18:06

The home of Kerkrade Mayor Jos Som is under 24 hour daily security with both patrol units and undercover police cars driving around the building, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday. Tension between the municipality and local motorcycle gangs has escalated during recent months, and may have resulted in the additional security measures, the broadcaster suggested.

May 19 '15 16:25

Police investigators discovered over 700,000 euros in cash after raiding a house on Desmijndijk in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant on Monday, police reported.

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May 19 '15 13:21

The court in The Hague ruled in a so-called Article 12 procedure that the Public Prosecutor should not prosecute Rabobank for its role in the Libor scandal.

Lady Justice
May 19 '15 13:00

A 38 year old Nigerian man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison by the court in The Hague for phishing - sending emails purporting to be from banks or companies in order to get individuals' personal information, such as login information.

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May 19 '15 12:17

Suspected jihadist Mohamed A. discussed plans for an attack on PVV leader Geert Wilders with others. This was revealed during the criminal case against the 22 year old man from Delft, who is on trial for the preparation of a robbery and possession of three firearms.

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May 19 '15 11:45

A 16 year old Amsterdam resident attacked a community police officer with a hammer on Monday morning. The officer received several blows to the head.

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May 19 '15 11:30

The police arrested two 22 year old men from Rotterdam on Monday morning in connection with the murder of 25 year old Yasmeen Dad.

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May 19 '15 11:10

On Saturday the police arrested a suspect in a Amsterdam street robbery after tracking the stolen phone using the smartphone's location app.

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May 19 '15 10:53

The commissioner of the King Johan Remkes has ordered an investigation into Bussum Mayor Henk Heijman's expense claims. Heijman has decided to resign his duties during the investigation and informed the municipal council of Bussum of his decision on Monday.

May 19 '15 10:32

Two Hungarian prostitutes who were exploited by pimps in turn exploited three women in the red light district. The human trafficking case, which has been dragging on since 2009, appeared in court on Monday.

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May 19 '15 09:58

Aicha, the young woman from Maastricht that was rescued from Syria by her mother last year, will not be prosecuted.

Internet
May 19 '15 07:48

An Austrian politician has accused the German secret service and telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom of intercepting internet traffic to the Netherlands, among others.

May 18 '15 18:20

Amsterdam police tactical teams arrested three Albanian men in three different locations in the city, early on Monday morning. The three men are suspected of drug trafficking, police stated in a press release.

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May 18 '15 18:00

The figures for shoplifting in 2014 remained practically unchanged compared to a year earlier. Crime figures from Statistics Netherlands show that shoplifting is still a major problem in the Netherlands even as overall crime figures showed a sharp drop last year.

May 18 '15 16:05

The Public Prosecutor's office is now investigating what, if any, possibility exists that the De Mol family extortionist, Dirk M., faked his severe dementia, a condition which cleared him of his alleged crimes. The Public Prosecutor (OM) will discuss the unusual situation with experts on Tuesday in a courthouse in Midden-Nederland, a month after doctors suggested his release from jail, according to broadcaster NOS.

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May 18 '15 14:49

Amsterdam is tightening its control on illegal subletting of social housing. For this reason the enforcement department of the Housing Department now has 30 officers working there, 6 more than previously. The newcomers have formed a team that focuses illegal vacation rentals.

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May 18 '15 14:23

The police have arrested a 16 year old boy from Breda in connection with the large forest fire in Chaam on Sunday. About 60 hectares of the forest went up inflames and a part of a refugee center had to be evacuated.

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