A 30-year-old man from Breda was arrested in Amsterdam on Tuesday after the police discovered 473 kilograms of cocaine in his delivery van. The drugs were found in a hidden compartment in the van. According to the police, the street value of the drugs is around 19 million euros.
The police confiscated 50 kilograms of chocolate from a foreign car on the A2 highway near Geleen on Saturday. The three people in the car were arrested, the police said on Twitter.
The chocolate was packed into cooler-bags. The three people in the car could not give the police a believable explanation of where the chocolate came from or where they were going with it.
Two teenage boys from Amsterdam were arrested shortly after a shooting in Eindhoven during the early hours of Monday morning. The shooting happened on Shakespearelaan around 3:00 a.m., Het Parool reports.
Multiple shots were fired at a home on Shakespearelaan. No one was injured, the residents were not home at the time But considerable damage was done to the home's windows and facade, according to the newspaper.
Four traffic accidents in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland claimed a total of six lives over the past 24 hours.
Morning rush hour was particularly chaotic in Limburg on Monday, with snow causing numerous traffic problems. A 2 centimeter layer of snow caused traffic jams on the highways and inland roads in the province south of Sittard, according to traffic services ANWB and VID, NU.nl reports.
Last year over a million fines were issued to drivers speeding on the A2 and A12 highways between Amsterdam and Utrecht, according to an overview from the Ministry of Justice and Security, NOS reports.
Motorists were 'flashed' on the A2 between Amsterdam and Utrecht 650 thousand times, and on the A12 near Utrecht over 413 thousand times. Third place for most speeding tickets went to the A4 at Leidschendam, where speeding cameras caught motorists driving too fast 250 thousand times.
A 43-year-old man from Nieuwegein was killed when perpetrators opened fire on his car on Apolloburg in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning. This murder is connected to an assassination on the same street in 2013, 'well established sources' told AD.
One person was killed in a shooting in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning, the police confirmed according to the Telegraaf. An unknown number of perpetrators opened fire on a car on the Apolloburg around 8:00 a.m. Five shots were fired, riddling the car's windshield with bullets, according to the newspaper.
A trauma helicopter responded to the scene. First responders tried to help the victim, but it was to no avail. The victim died at the scene. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity.
A police officer fired a warning shot in Nieuwegein on Monday evening while arresting a half-naked, aggressive man with a knife, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
Witnesses reported to the police seeing the man walking around on Nedereindseweg, which runs parallel to the A2 highway, NOS reports. The man had no shirt on and was walking with knife in hand.
When police officers arrived at the scene, the man turned on them and tried to attack. The cops were able to overpower him using a warning shot, pepper spray and the police dog.
A 25-year-old motorist from Woudneberg was caught driving 246 kilometers per hour on the A2 highway near Liempde on Thursday night. The police revoked his license, AD reports.
The police caught the man driving at about double the 130 km/h speed limit around 10:00 p.m. After a short chase, they managed to pull him over in Liempde.
The officers took his license and his keys, because he is not allowed to drive any further. He will have to redo his driving test to get his license back, according to the newspaper.
The A2 highway is closed in both directions between Nieuwegein and IJsselstein due to the discovery of a "suspicious object" on the highway near Nieuwegein on Wednesday. The police and an explosive expert are at the scene to investigate, the police said on Twitter.
The object was found at the Hooglands Jaagpad, next to the Hollandsche IJssel. The nature of the object is still unclear, though according to AD, it is being described as an "explosive-like object".
The new Koning Willem-Alexander Tunnel on the A2 under Maastricht officially opened to traffic on Friday morning. And while there is a traffic jam on the A2 from Eindhoven to Maastricht, it is unrelated to the tunnel, according to the ANWB. Motorists should take 20 minutes of extra travel time into account because of this traffic jam.
The Koning Willem-Alexander tunnel under Maastricht is opening to traffic tonight. The intention is that this 2.4 kilometer long tunnel will put an end to an era of long traffic jams on the A2 highway in the city, NOS reports.
According to Rijkswaterstaat, the tunnel will take about 80 percent of the traffic currently traveling along Maastricht, and will therefore make a significant improvement to the rush hour situation on the A2.
An accident involving four cars brought traffic to a near standstill in Utrecht on Thursday morning. The accident happened just outside the Leidsche Rijn tunnel towards Amsterdam. Only one lane in the tunnel is currently open, according to traffic information service VID.
Neil van der L. was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday for causing a fatal accident on the A2 near Maarssen late last year. His driver's license was also suspended. His driver's license was also suspended for four years
The A2 highway from Maastricht to Eindhoven is closed on Tuesday morning after an accident left about 3 thousand chickens wandering the road
Amsterdam man Neil van der L. was driving an estimated 237 kilometers per hour when he crashed into another car on the A2 highway near Maarssen on December 30th last year, was revealed in the court in Utrecht on Monday
The police discovered a cannabis plantation in the A2 bridge at the Beatrix canal in Eindhoven on Thursday, the Eindhoven police said on Facebook.
About 50 self-driving cars will be tested on the A2 highway between Amsterdam and Beesd after morning rush hour today
The police arrested a flasher on the A2 for taking selfies of his penis in the emergency lane
A convoy of more than 50 self-driving cars from various brands will be tested on the A2 highway between Amsterdam and Beesd on March 16th, during the day and in between normal traffic. This will be the first major exemption free test with self driving vehicles on public roads in Europe, according to risk management and insurance firm AON who is organizing the test.
With more than 900 accidents last year, the Amsterdam ring road A10 is the most dangerous highway in the Netherlands, according to a study done by traffic information service VID.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment has no plans to test electric cars driving at 130 kilometers per hour on a section of the A2, she wrote in a letter to the lower hose of Dutch parliament on Tuesday