Information from a Dutch investigation into child pornography helped the Philippine police to free two children from a sexual abuse situation this week. A 34-year-old Philippine man was arrested for offering the two young girls to customers around the world for online sexual abuse, the Dutch police said in a statement.
A 21-year-old woman was stabbed in her home on Kerklaan in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen on Wednesday afternoon. She succumbed to her injuries a short time later. The police responded to the home after reports of a fight.
Officers arrived at the home at around 12:30 p.m. and found the injured woman inside, the police said in a statement. They tried to resuscitate her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.
The police arrested two men in Bodegraven on Tuesday on suspicion of arranging illegal cockfights. Investigating officers found over 70 birds as well as what they believe is some kind of cockfighting training center, the police said in a statement.
A Dutch soldier was arrested at a night club on Curacao on Saturday night. He was caught with cocaine in his possession. The 24-year-old man was transferred to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military, ANP reports.
The soldier in question worked as a sailor on the ship Zr. MS. Zeeland. The ship arrived in Curacao last week to combat drug trafficking at sea.
The Ministry of Defense has a zero tolerance policy on hard drugs. Soldiers caught with hard drugs face immediate dismissal.
A motorist deliberately crashed into a Lidl supermarket in Dongen, Noord-Brabant, on Monday morning. No one was injured. The 33-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of attempted manslaughter, NU.nl reports.
The man drove through a set of sliding doors at around 8:20 a.m. He then tried to crash through another set of doors, but could not go any further. So he reversed out of the store and drove off.
A number of customers were in the supermarket at the time. They were badly shaken, but no one got hurt, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.
While "yellow vests" protests resulted in 500 arrests in Paris and 400 in Brussels, the protests in the Netherlands were much quieter. The largest protests only had around 200 participants, and only three people were arrested in Amsterdam, RTL Nieuws reports.
A police officer and two others were injured in a shooting incident in Winterswijk during the early hours of Sunday morning. A total of five suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.
At around 1:00 a.m. the police received a report from a resident of Keizersdwarsweg, saying that someone vandalized his front door. The resident said the vandals left in a car, but threatened to come back. The police responded to the home and notified patrolling officers to keep an eye out for the car.
A 29-year-old man from Barendrecht was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the death of 29-year-old Bianca van Es from Rotterdam. Stephan K. was Bianca's ex boyfriend. She ended their relationship a few days before her death, several sources told newspaper AD.
The police arrested a "Yellow Vests" activist in Maastricht on Thursday for incitement. The detainee is the same man who was arrested for disrupting public order during a Yellow Vests demonstration in Maastricht on Saturday, the police confirmed to NU.nl.
A spokesperson for the Yellow Vests told the newspaper the the police are trying to get the genie back in the bottle with this arrest. According to him, the arrested activist has always been peaceful.
A 34-year-old man was arrested after he masturbated in front of an 18-year-old woman in an empty train to Zutphen on Wednesday, De Stentor reports.
In the empty train carriage, the man went to sit right across from the young woman and started masturbating, while staring at her. The victim left the compartment and called the train staff.
The man ws arrested at Zutphen station. The police complimented the woman for taking quick action and call on the public to take a photo for evidence if they find themselves in such a situation.
The police arrested a 57-year-old man on Tuesday for murdering Robert Sengers 14 years ago. Sengers was shot and killed in the Noord-Brabant village of Esbeek on September 8th, 2004. The police reopened this cold case last year..
The suspect was already in prison for another crime, though the police did not say what crime. The 57-year-old man is now also suspected of murder and "will be questioned", the police said.
A total of 90 people arrested in a large international action against the Italian mafia clan 'Ndrangheta on Wednesday morning, was announced at a press conference at European judicial cooperation body Eurojust in The Hague. As part of 'Operation Pollino', the police and judiciary in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium raided various locations.
A man tried to abduct a 2-year-old girl at a market in the Haarlem district of Schalkwijk on Tuesday afternoon. Bystanders overpowered him and rescued the girl, NH Nieuws reports.
The toddler was at the market at Schalkwijk shopping center with her grandparents when a man grabbed her and ran away. Other market visitors saw what happened and went after the man. The perpetrator was overpowered and the girl was returned to her grandparents. She was unharmed, a police spokesperson said to NH Nieuws.
Police and judiciary in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Belgium are raiding countless locations on Wednesday morning in a coordinated action against the Italian 'Ndrangheta, a mafia clan from Calabria that is active throughout Europe. Raids and arrests are currently taking place in the four countries, ANP reports
Dozens of raids are being done in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to the news wire. He could give no further information.
Explosives were found in a home on Donkerslootstraat in Rotterdam on Tuesday, the police said on Twitter. Four surrounding homes were evacuated while the Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal squad investigated.
The explosive experts removed the explosives from the home and safely disposed of them elsewhere.
The police searched the home following an explosive on Alberto Moraviahof in Rotterdam on Sunday night. Multiple cars were damaged in the explosion. A 36-year-old man was arrested.
Kaan D. may have falsely confessed to killing drug criminal Peter Netten in Oss earlier this year, the Public Prosecutor said during a pro-forma hearing against the 23-year-old man from Oss. New information from the criminal environment indicates that D. was paid 1.5 million euros to take the blame for the murder, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police fired multiple shots during a manhunt for three suspects of a burglary on Thorbeckestraat in Zaltbommel on Sunday. Two suspects were arrested, one of which was hit by police bullets in the leg, Omroep Gelderland reports.
A 17-year-old girl from Rosmalen died in hospital on Monday after being critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Den Bosch early on Sunday morning. A 37-year-old man from Den Bosch was arrested, the police said in a statement.
The girl was cycling across De Harendonkweg at around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday when she was hit by a dark colored Volkswagen Golf. While witnesses tried to help the girl and called emergency services, the driver of the Golf sped away towards Sint Teunislaan. One of the Volkswagen's mirrors was left behind at the scene.
A 31-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Jos Cuypersstraat in Heerlen on Sunday evening. The police responded to the scene at around 6:10 p.m. Two shots were fired at the man, the police said.
A suspect was arrested shortly after the incident. He did not resist, according to the police.
The victim was taken to hospital. The severity of his injuries is unclear.
A forensic investigation was done at the scene and the police spoke to witnesses and local residents. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.
The police arrested 12 people in the Netherlands for involvement in the production and export of drugs to Scandinavia. A 13th suspect was arrested in Peer, Belgium. The suspects are 12 men and a woman between the ages of 32 and 16 years. They were arrested on Monday, but the police only announced the arrests on Thursday.
The police searched buildings in Utrecht, Vleuten, Woerden, Maarssen, Houten, Almere, Waardenburg, Lopikerkapel and Aalsmeer.
Four men being murdered in a grow shop in Enschede earlier this month may be the result of a conflict over bad cannabis cuttings, sources from the Twente cannabis world told RTV Oost. Three suspects, a 57-year-old father and his two sons aged 30 and 32, bought a batch of cannabis cuttings that turned out to be of poor quality. They went to the grow shop to get their money back and things got out of hand, according to the broadcaster's sources.
A 61-year-old man from Capelle aan den IJssel was arrested for the private use of 800 thousand euros in donations to foundation Droom Wens. He used the money on gambling sites, in casinos and for private expenses, RTL Nieuws reports.
FIOD, the Tax Authorities' investigative department, could not say how the man is connected to the foundation. Administration, promotional materials, and collection boxes were confiscated from the man's home.
The police arrested a 16-year-old boy for stealing 150 thousand euros worth of museum pieces from a museum in Amsterdam. The young thief was caught when he went to an art dealer with an Egyptian figurine from the 4th century BC asking for more information about the object, the police said.
The teenager was unlucky in his choice of art dealers, because this dealer had previously sold that specific figurine to an Amsterdam museum. She decided to call the museum and ask whether they had lost it, and that turned out to be the case.
A possibly illegal cigarette factory was discovered in a warehouse in Susteren where six people were found tied up on Tuesday night, the police said. Whether there is a link between this factory and the people being tied up is currently under investigation.