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Jun 4 '18 15:00

A large cannabis plantation was found during a police raid on a factory building in the Groningen town of Foxhol on Monday. The plantation contained many thousands of cannabis plants, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The building is located on Avebeweg on WA Scholtenpark. Until 2012 it served as the head office of Avebe, after which it was sold. The police broke into the building with a chainsaw, according to the newspaper.

Over 150 kilos of marijuana found at port of Rotterdam; hidden in wall tile shipment destined for England, 5 Jul 2017
Jun 4 '18 11:40

Customs officers and container company employees at the port of Rotterdam are paid by criminals to help them traffic drugs into the Netherlands, NOS and RTV Rijnmond report based on conversations the police tapped and the broadcasters were allowed to hear. 

The port workers sometimes receive millions of euros to cooperate with the criminals, according to the broadcasters. At least three customs officers were bribed in this way. 

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Jun 4 '18 08:14

A 46-year-old man was shot and killed in a liquor store on Riederlaan in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Hillesluis on Saturday evening. The shooting happened after a fight on the street, NOS reports.

The incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. A group of people, including the victim and the shooter, got into a fight in front of the liquor store. At one point the quarrel moved inside and the victim was shot.

Police at an apartment building on Van den Tempelstraat in Schiedam where cops shot an ax waving man, 30 May 2018
May 31 '18 15:20

A man who caused unrest in Schiedam by , likely suffered from psychosis, Schiedam mayor Cor Lamers said to Radio Rijnmond. The 26-year-old Syrian man was arrested after he killed a police dog, and a member of the SWAT team shot him in the leg. 

Police at an apartment building on Van den Tempelstraat in Schiedam where cops shot an ax waving man, 30 May 2018
May 31 '18 07:34

The police shot a 26-year-old man in the leg in Schiedam on Wednesday. He was standing on an apartment balcony, waving an ax. According to witnesses, he also shouted 'Allahu akbar", ANP reports.

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May 30 '18 09:24

Police officers became unwell on Tuesday after they discovered 4,200 liters of drug waste in the back of a truck in Hulten, Noord-Brabant. The 27-year-old truck driver was arrested, NU.nl reports.

The officers decided to check the truck after the driver told them an incoherent story. When they opened the truck, a chemical smell caused them to fall ill. They were checked over at the scene by paramedics.

May 30 '18 08:23

The police shot a man with a knife in the leg on Helsinkistraat in Groningen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to the police, the man could not be reasoned with, NOS reports.

Responding officers first fired a warning shot. When the man still did not follow police instructions, he was shot in the leg. The man was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

The police are still investigating exactly who the man is and why he was wandering the streets with a knife. 

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May 28 '18 16:30

A 30-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested on Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested at a police station in Zwolle, where he drove to pick up a friend who had also been arrested for drunk driving.

The Amsterdam man "forgot" that he was over the limit himself, the police said according to NU.nl. "He could also visit the police station after a short ride in his car."

The man's 39-year-old friend was arrested during the early hours of Saturday morning. He was under the influence and driving without a license. 

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May 28 '18 13:50

A taxi driver from Schiedam was assaulted by a passenger who refused to pay in Breda during the early hours of Monday morning. A 17-year-old boy from The Hague was arrested. He hit the taxi driver on the head with a firearm. A shot was also fired, but the bullet didn't hit anyone, Omroep Brabant reports.

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May 28 '18 07:32

A man was found dead in a swimming pool on a farm in Miheeze, Noord-Brabant on Sunday. Another person was found unconscious and in critical condition about 100 meters away. Two people were arrested, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.

Emergency services resuscitated both victims on the farm on Peeldijk. The man found in the pool, a 29-year-old man from Milheeze, died at the scene. The other victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The identity of this victim has not yet been revealed.

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May 28 '18 07:20

A KLM pilot was arrested at the airport in Oslo, Norway after an alcohol test. The pilot was set to fly from Oslo to Schiphol. KLM refused to comment on the pilot's identity, or give any further details about the arrest, AD reports.

"We do not want to go into this matter any further because an investigation is ongoing", the airline said in a statement on Sunday, according to the newspaper. "In general we can say that at KLM alcohol and flying does not go together. Safety is always our highest priority."

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May 25 '18 08:15

One person was hurt in a shooting on Strevelsweg in Rotterdam-Zuid around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Four suspects were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The wounded person was taken to hospital. The police closed down the street for investigation. Exactly what happened is not yet clear.

A short time later the police received another report of a second shooting on Lepelaarsingel, about a kilometer away, According to RTV Rijnmond. This turned out to be a false alarm, a police spokesperson said around 6:00 p.m.

Over 500 kilos of cocaine found between pineapples in 's-Gravenzande, 10 May 2018
May 24 '18 14:20

On Thursday, May 10th, the police and Public Prosecutor found and seized over 500 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of pineapples in a warehouse in 's-Gravenzande. Five suspects were arrested. They were arraigned on Wednesday and remanded into custody for 90 days, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

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May 23 '18 12:40

Hikers caught a 61-year-old handball coach from Baarlo, Limburg sexually assaulting a mentally-impaired 16-year-old girl in a forest. The man has been arrested, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

The man in question is municipal official Sjaak S., who also teaches handball and judo to children with mental disabilities, according to the Telegraaf. The girl with whom he was caught in the forest is a member of the handball club where S. coaches.

Stolen baby formula seized in Rotterdam and The Hague during a police action against mobile bandidtry, May 2018
May 22 '18 07:41

Last week the police arrested over 100 people in a nationwide campaign against so-called 'mobile banditry' - gangs of criminals that travel from place to place to commit crimes. The detainees include shoplifters, baby formula thieves, pickpockets, drug traffickers, identity thieves and even a fake cop, the police said in a statement on Monday night.

The nationwide action was held between Tuesday and Friday last week. Multiple people were arrested at Amsterdam Central Station for pickpocketing, or attempts thereto. 

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May 21 '18 15:20

The police in Spain arrested three Dutch people. They were caught with drugs on a boat sailing under the Dutch flag off the coast of Alicante, ANP reports.

A fourth person was also arrested on the boat. This person does not have Dutch nationality. All four suspects are in custody in Alicante. 

The police in the Netherlands searched the suspects' homes in Tholen and Harlingen. Whether anything was found, is not clear. 

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May 21 '18 14:40

A 56-year-old man passed away after being seriously injured in a shooting in The Hague on Sunday. Two suspects were arrested, NOS reports.

The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. in a home on Mijtensstraat. Responding officers found the seriously injured man inside the home. He was rushed to hospital, where he passed away.

The suspects are a 52-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, according to Omroep West. They were arrested in the home. How they were involved, was not revealed. 

May 21 '18 12:40

The police responded to mosque Nour on Witte de Withstraat in Amsterdam West on Sunday night to deal with a man waving a knife at the mosque, the police said on Facebook.

At the scene the police arrested the man and confiscated his knife. He seemed to be in a disturbed state and he was transferred to a health care institution.

No one was injured. 

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May 21 '18 12:00

The police fired shots while raiding a squatted building in the Oude Noorden district of Rotterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. One man was shot in the leg by the police and arrested, NOS reports.

Police officers raided the squatted building on Bergweg based on a report of firearm use in or around the building.

At the scene officers saw a man leaving the building and ordered him to stop. But when the man saw the cops, he ran off. Warning shots did not make him stop, and the police eventually shot him in the leg. He was arrested.

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May 21 '18 08:40

A man with a knife snuck into care center De Hazelaar on Doctor Eijgenraamstraat in Tilburg and threatened the staff on Sunday night. He was overpowered by the police and arrested, Brabants Dagblad reports.

The care center staff pressed the fire alarm when they saw the man. One witness told the newspaper that he had a "very large knife".

The police overpowered the man with the help of a police dog and pepper spray. 

The employees of De Hazelaar are shaken up, but unharmed, according to the newspaper. Victim support was offered to them. 

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May 18 '18 16:40

The police arrested a prisoner that on Monday. The 39-year-old man was caught in a cafe in Rotterdam on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor said on Friday.

The Belgian man, who has lived in the Netherlands for 30 years, was taken to a detention center. He is known for property crime and is suspected of fraud in the Netherlands. He's been in custody since August. 

Ecstasy pills confiscate in a dark web drug bust in Brunssum, 16 May 2018
May 18 '18 15:20

On Tuesday the police busted a drug network in Brunssum, Limburg. Four men were arrested for trading drugs on the dark web, and sending drugs all across the world through the regular postal service, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday. 

This investigation was launched after PostNL found drugs in packages during a drug check. According to the Prosecutor, the suspects had clients all over the world and sent drugs, mostly ecstasy, to their clients in normal postal packages and envelopes.

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May 17 '18 08:21

A 42-year-old woman from Hoogvliet was stabbed to death on Klaverweide in Breda on Wednesday evening. A 42-year-old man from Breda was arrested immediately after the incident, AD reports.

The stabbing happened around 6:30 p.m. The suspect calmly stayed in the spot until the police arrived. A local resident went to see what was going on when he heard screaming. According to the resident, the man stabbed the woman around 20 times. 

Leeuwarden city hall
May 16 '18 14:20

On Wednesday the police arrested a man in the city hall of Leeuwarden for threatening and attacking an employee. The municipal employee sustained injuries to his hand, NU.nl reports.

The man threatened the employee with "something that looks like a knife", a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. The employee was checked over by paramedics. The extent of his injuries is unclear.

The police closed down the city hall for investigation. The suspect was taken to a police station for questioning.

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