Roermond penitentiary

Feb 21 '18 11:20

A SWAT team arrested 22-year-old Rachid el M. in Amsterdam West on Wednesday morning. He is one of the main suspects in a in Roermond using a hijacked helicopter in October last year, Het Parool reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Dec 13 '17 13:20

The police arrested a seventh suspect for a using a hijacked helicopter in October. The 24-year-old from Amsterdam was arrested on December 1st, but his arrest was kept quiet until the magistrate remanded him into custody for 90 days this week, Het Parool reports.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Oct 20 '17 08:42

A fourth suspect in an attempt to hijack a helicopter and break an Amsterdam gang leader from the prison in Roermond last week, was arrested. The suspect was arrested on Thursday last week, a day after the attempted jailbreak. He and three other suspects were arraigned and remanded into restricted custody, ANP reports. 

Vught prison
Oct 13 '17 11:50

Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

Oct 12 '17 07:56

On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.

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