The police intercepted a large shipment containing hundreds of skins of snakes, iguanas and other protected reptiles. The shipment, sent from Indonesia to Eindhoven, was destined to become jackets for "notorious" outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Netherlands, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. A suspect was arrested in Eindhoven last week.
Four young men were arrested on suspicion of gang-raping two Dutch women in a hotel in Antwerp early on Saturday morning. Three of them admitted to being in the hotel, but deny raping the young women. The fourth confessed, his lawyer told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.
A candidate city councilor for party Stadsbelang Utrecht is currently in custody on suspicion of involvement in a failed ATM bombing in Druten in Gelderland. The candidate in question is 30-year-old Steven K., party leader Cees Bos confirmed to newspaper AD.
On Monday morning the police arrested a man who was behaving suspiciously at kosher restaurant Ha Carmel on Amstelveenseweg in Amsterdam. Video footage shows the man screaming in front of the restaurant, NU.nl reports.
The authorities in Antwerp are investigating a gang-rape involving five men raping two young Dutch women. Three suspects were arrested so far, AD reports.
The two Dutch women, 21 and 22-years-old, went to Antwerp for the weekend, according to the newspaper. On Friday night they visited discotheque Roxy, where rapper Ronnie Flex and a number of Dutch DJ's performed. At the club, they started chatting with five men. They don't remember much more of the night, they told the police. The police believe they were drugged.
On Tuesday the police arrested four suspects in Amsterdam and Werkendam in connection with drug trade on the dark web. They acted as vendors and sent drugs to thousands of people world wide, hidden cleverly in makeup powder boxes, Nintendo games and ink cartridges, among other things, the police said in a statement on Friday.
A cryptocurrency farm was found in a commercial building on Kempenbaan in Rijen on Wednesday. The tenant, a 37-year-old man from Tilburg, was arrested on suspicion of theft of electricity and money laundering, BN De Stem reports.
The police decided to look into the building due to its extremely high electricity consumption. "We were actually expecting to find a cannabis farm", a spokesperson said to the newspaper. Instead, officers found dozens of computers in the warehouse, all mining cryptocurrencies.
Shots were fired in a residential neighborhood in Rosmalen on Tuesday night. No one was injured, but the police arrested two persons on suspicion of involvement in the shooting, the police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. on Buskeshoeven.
Local residents report hearing multiple gunshots and shouting, according to Omroep Brabant. They are not surprised by the shooting.
A man was stabbed on a public bus on Rijnstraat in Arnhem on Tuesday evening. He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. The police arrested a suspect later in the evening, De Gelderlander reports.
The suspect gave a disturbed impression at the time of the stabbing and the police believe he was under the influence of alcohol. He attacked the man on the bus and fled. The victim was taken to hospital. His condition is stable, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.
A 35-year-old man was arrested in Amersfoort on Sunday night after he threw his bicycle at a passing ambulance and then assaulted the driver, ANP reports.
The incident happened on Utrechtseweg. The man threw a bicycle at a passing ambulance, hitting it. The paramedics stopped, thinking that they hit someone. When the driver opened his door, the man again threw the bicycle at the ambulance. When the driver approached him, he punched the driver in the face.
A police officer was assaulted and choked in Amersfoort during the early hours of Saturday morning. She was taken to hospital with a severe concussion and injuries to her face. Six young people were arrested, the police said in a statement.
National Police Chief Erik Akerboom expressed his disgust over the incident. "Aggression, alcohol and drugs are too often the cause. Harsh punishment is the only thing that fits", he said on Twitter. He called it "shocking and unacceptable".
The police arrested 11 people during and after a demonstration by anti-Islam movement Pegida in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the demonstration was "relatively calm" and nobody was injured.
Around 25 to 30 Pegida supporters gathered at the Stopera and started marching towards Frederiksplein around 1:30 p.m. A group of 40 to 50 people, belonging to movement Laat Ze Niet Lopen among others, gave a counter demonstration. The riot police kept the two groups apart.
An investigation into money laundering and stolen goods possession against a 44-year-old Bulgarian man and his 43-year-old wife, both living in The Hague, led the police to solving of over 260 smartphone thefts in the Netherlands. The phones were sold in a store in Bulgaria with the striking name "Occasion Den Haag", the police said in a statement on Friday.
Last year seven people from different Dutch cities reported their smartphones being stolen by pickpockets. The 'find my iPhone' app showed that all phones were at the same address in Schilderswijk, The Hague.
A pupil of the Bindelmeer College in Amsterdam Zuidoost was injured in a stabbing at the school on Thursday morning. She was stabbed in her lower body, but her injuries are not life threatening, a police spokesperson said to Het Parool.
The police responded to the secondary school on Dubbelink around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday. Another girl, also a pupil at the school, was arrested. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.
The police are talking to wintesses and investigating what happened. The spokesperson could not tell Het Parool how old the involved girls are.
The police arrested three men on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in a massive brawl in the court of Den Bosch on February 21st.
On Tuesday the police and municipality of Amsterdam searched over 40 homes on Houtmankade as part of a joint action against housing fraud, money laundering, identity fraud and drug trafficking. A total of seven people were arrested, the police said in a statement.
The homes visited are all located in a housing block on Houtmankade and Houtmanstraat. The homes were visited based on signals received by the municipality.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of money laundering. Four others were arrested for hard drug possession.
Brave pupils of the Scala college in Alphen aan den Rijn chased a man waving two knives out of their school on Wednesday. No one was injured.
Video footage of the incident shows the man making stabbing motions towards the pupils at the school on Diamantstraat. A group of pupils chased him off by throwing their school bags at him.
Police officers in bullet-proof vests were spotted at secondary school My College on Zinkseweg in Spijkenisse on Thursday. They are investigating a threat, according to NOS.
The students are still at the school and lessons are continuing as normal, the police said, according to ANP. A spokesperson would not give the news wire any further information about the incident.
The police arrested a homeless Russian man in the Haagse Bos on Sunday afternoon after he was caught barbecuing an endangered blue heron, the Overbosch police said on Facebook.
Police officers responded to the Haagse Bos after receiving multiple calls about an open fire in the forest. "That is of course not allowed and despite the snow there is a considerable risk that something like that gets out of hand", the police wrote.
A stabbing in a home in Amsterdam Oost on Friday morning left two people injured. Another two people were arrested, a police spokesperson confirmed to Het Parool.
The stabbing happened in a fourth floor apartment on H.J.E Wenckebachweg. When the police arrived they found two injured people and the apartment covered in blood, according to the spokesperson. Two uninjured men in the apartment were arrested.
The severity of the victims' wounds is unclear. One had to be brought outside by the fire department. Both were taken to hospital.
The police arrested a 35-year-old man from Hoofddorp on Wednesday in connection with a bloody, decapitated doll left at Emir Sultan Mosque in Amsterdam Noord in January.
The police arrested six people in Oss on Monday after the Belgian authorities discovered 4,500 kilograms of cocaine in a container at the port of Antwerp over the weekend, the police said in a statement.
The cocaine was hidden in a banana shipment that came from Colombia. The Belgian authorities removed the drugs from the container and sent it on to its delivery address. The Dutch police took over when that delivery address turned out to be in Oss.
A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in an Almere home on Tuesday evening. He died in hospital. Three suspects were arrested, the police announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The shooting happened in a home on Kapitein de Langestraat around 9:20 p.m. Responding officers found the critically injured man unconscious in the home. He was rushed to hospital, where he later passed away.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the assassination of two men on Rijnauwensingel in Rotterdam in December. He is suspected of being involved in the preparation of this fatal shooting. The boy was 15 years old at the time, according to the police.