The police arrested a second suspect in connection with the assassination of criminal Chahid Yakhlaf in Kerkdriel last year. The 26-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested in the Penitentiary in Alphen aan den Rijn on Friday, NU.nl reports.
The police dismantled an international human trafficking network with raids in Amsterdam, Bulgaria, Belgium and Germany. Ten suspects were arrested, the Dutch police said on Thursday
One person was seriously injured when Dutch freighter Amadeus Amethist crashed int a bridge on the Albert canal in Antwerp on Tuesday
The police are concerned that the confiscation of 5 thousand kilograms of Netherlands-bound cocaine, worth about 150 million euros, in Belgium last week, will lead to retaliation within the crime world, possibly in the form of assassinations. Investigators are therefore calling on anyone involved in this shipment to turn themselves in.
Almost 5 thousand kilograms of cocaine was discovered in a container in the port of Antwerp last week. It is believed that the drugs were destined for the Netherlands. The Dutch police arrested to suspects, one in Breda and on in Drimmelen, in connection with the discovery.
At least 34 people were killed and another 230 injured in targeted attacks on Belgium Tuesday morning. Two bombs were detonated in a departures hall at the Zaventem airport there, causing 14 deaths and wounding 100. The others were killed or hurt when a bomb went off inside a subway car at the city’s Maalbeek metro stop near European Union offices and several media agencies.
A Dutchman on the loose after a conviction in Belgium on sexual abuse and child pornography charges was caught in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday. The arrest happened at about noon local time, reported the Phnom Penh Post based on information from the international task force, Child Protection Unit.
A person driving in the wrong direction on the A16 on Sunday evening caused several accidents between Breda and Antwerp. No one was injured in the four accidents in the Netherlands, but one person was hurt in a more severe collision in Belgium, according to the police.
An explosion at a nuclear power plant in Beveren, Belgium posed no threat for the surrounding area, a spokesman told Belgian media. A transformer blew up, causing a small fire at the site of Doel 1, a nuclear reactor that was closed down in February.
World-renowned superstar Janet Jackson added a May 2 stop at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome for her ongoing "Unbreakable" tour. The tour began on August 31 in the United States, receiving rave reviews.
A strike planned rail strike in Belgium will impact international trains departing from or arriving in the Netherlands. The strike is scheduled to run from 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, until 10 p.m. on Friday, October 9.
Nine arrests have been made in connection with more than 500 kilograms of cocaine and 1 million euros in cash. Belgian media has reported that two of the main suspects, Jimmy H. and Abdelilah EM., have been arrested at the port of Antwerp where they helped to collect the drugs.
Police in Amsterdam Noord arrested a man there Tuesday night possibly linked to the brash, daytime murder of underworld figure Lucas Boom. The suspect was taken into custody because he matched the description of a man spotted at the scene of a burnt-out, brown Volkswagen Transporter van.
A 29 year old man from Almere was gunned down when leaving a party in Antwerp, Belgium around 6:45 a.m. on Sunday.
Anouar 'Popeye' B. and Adil 'Klinker' A. were sentenced to life imprisonment Friday morning by the court in Amsterdam. The court considered it proven that they are guilty of the double assassination of Youssef Lkhorf and Saïd el Yazidi in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood at the end of 2012.
The court in The Hague yesterday sentenced a 32 year old man to 5 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of two women. The man forced these women to work as prostitutes for almost 8 years
The Orthodox Jewish school Cheider in Amsterdam will reopen today. The chairman of the school board, Herman Loonstein, made this announcement on Sunday.
Orthodox Jewish school Cheider kept their doors shut on Friday following similar decisions made by Jewish schools in Brussels and Antwerp. The terrorist threat level in Belgium was raised as a precaution on Thursday.
With oil prices continue to slide on the global market, petrol and diesel buyers are seeing the result at the pump. Euro 95 petrol in the Netherlands dropped as low as €1.36 per liter, a price spotted at the SuperTank in Lelystad.
The Netherlands will also be affected by the national strike happening in Belgium today. Traveling to and from the striking country is likely to be quite a challenge.
Benaouf A., found guilty of being an accomplice in the murder of crime boss Najeb Bouhbouh in 2012, has been sentenced by an Amsterdam court to ten years imprisonment.
A boy was sentenced to time in prison this week because he arranged a free flight in a private jet, using lies and fraud.
PostNL is going to trial delivering packages on Sunday. This service has been developed together with Coolblue, an online shop that is the first to offer Sunday deliveries. The two companies announced today that online shoppers in The Netherlands and Flanders can get packages delivered between 12 and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.