Police officers on the street
May 27 '20 11:10

Two people were injured in a shooting on Retersbekerweg in Klimmen, Limburg on Tuesday evening. Three people were arrested, including the two who were injured, the police said in a statement. One person was still at large, police added.

The shooting happened at around 7:00 p.m. The police are investigating exactly what happened that led to the dispute. "A fight between two families was probably the reason for the incident," the police said.

Crystal meth lab found inside a truck pulled over on the A12 near Arnhem, 25 May 2020
May 26 '20 16:50

The police found a "nearly complete" crystal meth laboratory in a truck pulled over on the A12 highway near Arnhem on Monday, along with a quantity of meth, chemicals, and drug waste. "The lab was already in production, but was apparently being moved," the police said. The truck driver, a 40-year-old man from Beuningen, was arrested.

The Spanish police seized 1 ton of cannabis and 580 marijuana plants when busting a gang suspected of trafficking drugs to the Netherlands, May 2020
May 22 '20 11:10

The Spanish police dismantled a drug ring suspected of smuggling huge amounts of cannabis, mainly to the Netherlands. A total of 40 people were arrested in the Spanish provinces of Malaga, Almeria, and Murcia. Two Dutch truck drivers were also arrested. About a ton of cannabis and 580 cannabis plants were seized, the Guardia Civil, the Spanish police, said in a statement. 

Enforcement officer in Amsterdam, 7 May 2017
May 22 '20 09:33

Two enforcement officers were attacked by a group of young people on the beach in IJmuiden on Thursday afternoon. One was taken to hospital with an injury to his face. The police arrested two suspects and are looking for a third.

May 22 '20 08:27

Another gay couple was attacked in Amsterdam Oost on Thursday evening. One man was stabbed with a piece of glass, injuring his arm. Three teenagers were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The incident happened on J.C. van Epenstraat. According to AT5, the victims were in a canoe when the perpetrators started shouting insults at them due to their sexual orientation. When they went to the side to address the teens, they were attacked.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Designer clothes seized from a 21-year-old Groningen man suspected of a large number of phishing scams, 18 May 2020
May 21 '20 11:10

The police arrested a 21-year-old man from Groningen on Monday morning on suspicion of various cases of online payment fraud. Among other things, he is suspected of scamming a Noord-Holland man out of 1.1 million euros with a phishing SMS last year. 

"Love is for all" written outside a Lidl store in Amsterdam where a gay couple was verbally attacked on 18 April 2020
May 20 '20 20:51

A 21-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested for harassing a gay couple as they walked hand-in-hand to a supermarket in Amsterdam on Easter Sunday, April 12. He is the third suspect to be arrested, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws. 

14 Dutch arrested for smuggling 1,400 kilos of cocaine found in a warehouse in Antwerp, April 2020
May 19 '20 09:51

A batch of 4,200 kilograms of cocaine seized by the Belgian police in the port of Antwerp last month, is the reason for multiple buildings being shot at and an explosion in Rotterdam over the past days, newspaper AD reports based on "multiple source within and outside the criminal environment". 

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on Jagthuisstraat in Rotterdam, 18 May 2020
May 18 '20 07:23

There was an explosion at a home on Jagthuisstraat in Rotterdam early on Monday morning, the Rotterdam police said. The building had already been vacated due to an apparent shooting which took place at the location last Thursday. There were no injuries in either incident, and multiple suspects were arrested in Amsterdam over the explosion.

May 13 '20 12:00

The police are investigating whether a fatal accident in Reuver last month, in which a 12-year-old girl was killed and her mother seriously hurt, was caused by an illegal street race, the police confirmed to L1 after several sources told the news agency that a street race was taking place at the time of the accident.

The accident happened on Rijksweg at around 9:15 p.m. on April 24. The girl was cycling with her mother when both were hit by a car. Mother and child were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The girl succumbed to her injuries in hospital a few days later.

Bas Vijzelaar
May 12 '20 19:50

The police arrested a second suspect on suspicion of involvement in the murder of 33-year-old Bas Vijzelaar, whose body was found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal near Breukelen in mid-March. The police are investigating what role the 29-year-old man from Utrecht played in Vijzelaar's death, the police said in a statement.

"Love is for all" written outside a Lidl store in Amsterdam where a gay couple was verbally attacked on 18 April 2020
May 11 '20 08:51

A gay couple was harassed and assaulted by a group of people in Amsterdam Oost, their lawyer Sebas Diekstra said on Twitter on Monday.  This was the second time that this couple was attacked in Amsterdam - they were also harassed over Easter weekend. According to the lawyer, the attack was again prompted by them walking hand-in-hand. 

National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam
May 5 '20 15:30

The police arrested two men on Monday evening for shouting near Dam square in Amsterdam during the national commemoration for war victims on Remembrance Day, a police spokesperson confirmed to The men did not actually interrupt the ceremony at the National Monument, the spokesperson said.

The two men were arrested at around 8:15 p.m. on Monday. They are suspected of making noise during the commemoration and insulting police enforces when they were confronted.

Dutch police car
May 4 '20 17:10

Two persons suspected of an attempted ATM bombing in Germany were arrested in Weert  in Limburg during the early hours of Monday morning. An explosive was found in the car the suspects used, the police said in a statement. The explosive was safely disposed of by the police's explosive removal department.

Dutch police officer
May 4 '20 10:22

Shots were fired during a home invasion and robbery on Paviljoensgracht in The Hague on Monday morning. A victim was taken to hospital for treatment. Two suspects were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The robbery was first reported to the police at 8:21 a.m., followed by reports of shots fired a minute later. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene at 8:23 a.m., with a second ambulance following 15 minutes later.

€800,000 cash and 10 kilos cocaine found in a delivery van pulled over on Vekenoord in Breda, 1 May 2020
May 1 '20 15:10

The police discovered 10 kilograms of cocaine and around 800 thousand euros in cash in a hidden compartment while checking a delivery van in Breda on Friday. Three men were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and money laundering, the police said in a statement.

Transmission mast
Apr 30 '20 09:35

The police arrested a third suspect in connection with a series of fires on transmission masts throughout the Netherlands this month. There was another attempt to set fire to a mast on Wednesday night, this time in the Noord-Brabant village of Standaarbuiten.

Suspect wanted for setting a transmission mast on fire on Koningsweg in Groningen, 10 April 2020
Apr 24 '20 09:45

The police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion that he set a transmission mast on fire on Koningsweg in Groningen earlier this month. Tips from the public after surveillance camera footage of the arson was shared on Opsporing Verzocht, led investigators to the suspect, the police said.

Dutch trucker caught with 140 kilos of cocaine at the port of Dover in the United Kingdom, 22 April 2020
Apr 23 '20 20:00

A 62-year-old Dutch truck driver was arrested in England this week, accused of trying to smuggle 140 kilograms of cocaine into the United Kingdom. Gerrit van E. was caught at the port of Dover after border officers discovered the drugs in a hidden compartment in the floor of the large goods vehicle he was driving.

Illegal shisha lounge found in a home on Jufferstraat in Rotterdam, 17 April 2020
Apr 17 '20 08:06

The police discovered what appeared to be a shisha lounge in a home on Jufferstraat in Rotterdam this week. Official reports were filed against all eight people found inside. Five of them were arrested for failing to identify themselves, the Rotterdam police said on Instagram on Friday. 

17 people caught barbecuing on a roof in Rotterdam-Carlois, despite coronavirus social distancing measures, 12 April 2020
Apr 14 '20 11:10

Some Rotterdam residents found it difficult to adhere to the social distancing measures in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus over Easter weekend. A group of young people attacked enforcement officers when they were fined, hurting five enforcers. And a barbecue on a Rotterdam roof ended up costing the 17 attendees a total of nearly 7 thousand euros in fines. Rotterdam is using camera equipped cars to find groups faster.

Apr 8 '20 09:55

Police officers in The Hague shot a man in his leg while arresting him on Honthorststraat during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The man was taken to hospital for treatment, the police said on Twitter.

The police responded to Honthorststraat after a noise complaint, a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD. At the involved home, responding officers found a man holding a stabbing weapon. They tried to speak to the man, but eventually had to call in an arrest team, the spokesperson said.

Apr 6 '20 16:15

The FIOD, the Tax Authority's investigative department, arrested two men on Monday on suspicion of stealing 900 thousand euros in a scam involving medical masks. The 51-year-old man from Oldenzaal and a 61-year-old man from Amersfoort posed as suppliers of protective equipment and "sold" 11 million nonexistent medical masks to two buyers, FIOD said in a statement.

Apr 1 '20 07:21

A man was attacked with a machete in a home on Carnisselaan in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. He was taken to hospital with non-critical injuries, the police said on Twitter. Four suspects were arrested.

The attack happened at around 9:00 p.m. The four suspects fled the home towards The Hague, the police said. Searching officers found them on them driving on the A13 highway.


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