The police are certain that the assassination of 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina in Amsterdam in October was a case of mistaken identity, the police and Public Prosecutor confirmed to Het Parool after reports about it in the Telegraaf. On Tuesday morning the police arrested five people between the ages of 25 and 50 years during raids in Aalsmeer. All five are suspected of involvement in Latumahina's murder.
On Tuesday morning the police arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Hakim Chengachi in Utrecht on January 12th. Chengachi was gunned down in the doorway of his apartment building on Faustdreef in Overvecht.
The police and Public Prosecutor now have access to the contents of 3.6 million messages sent through a network of specially customized BlackBerry smartphones. The authorities believe that these messages were sent by criminals, the Prosecutor announced on Thursday.
In April 2016 the network of Nijmegen business Ennetcom was taken off the air. According to the Public Prosecutor, a criminal investigation into Ennetcom was launched after the technology company surfaced in a number of investigations into assassinations.
The Dutch embassy in Seoul may have been involved in helping bring the family of Kim Jong-nam to safety after he was assassinated, accoding to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Kim Jong-nam was the half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
Cheolima Civil Defense, an organization that helps North Koreans flee when they need to, also thanked Dutch Ambassador Lody Embrechts for his "resolute and strong action" on their website, according to newspaper AD.
The police are urgently looking for more information on Amsterdam assassination victim Justin Jap Tjon. Investigating officers are also looking for a number of specific witnesses to the 25-year-old man's assassination in Osdorp last week, AT5 reports.
A new wave of assassinations seems to have hit the Nethelrands. In less than five weeks, four people were assassinated, two of them in this week, the Telegraaf reports.
Four assassinations in five weeks is a remarkably high number, given the fact that the average in the Netherlands is about eight a year. The high number is on par for the past three years. At least 60 assassinations were committed during this time. That massive increase is even more remarkable when you take into account that the total number of murders in the Netherlands decreased by about 30 percent since 2002.
The man shot and killed in Amsterdam Osdorp on Tuesday was 25-year-old Justin Jap Tjon, according to Het Parool. He was not known as a hardened criminal with an impressive reputation, the newspaper reports based on its own research.
On Saturday the police arrested two men in Huizen after a long car chase. The suspects had two automatic firearms in the car with them. Sources of newspaper AD claim that they were on their way to assassinate a man, after they shot and killed the wrong man last week.
The suspects were spotted on Faustdreef on Saturday night. The police found them suspicious and decided to pull their car over. Instead of pulling over, the men sped off and the police gave chase. They were eventually arrested in Huizen.
On Monday morning the police arrested several people suspected of involvement in the assassination of 24-year-old criminal Isilnando Kammeron at AMC in Amsterdam on October 10th. All suspects come from Amsterdam, the police announced on Tuesday night.
It is not clear exactly how many suspects were arrested or how they were involved in the crime.
Former criminal and crime writer Martin Kok was buried on Thursday. His funeral began in Volendam and ended in the Vrednhof cemetery in Amsterdam, where he was burried two tombstones removed from his friend and Heineken kidnapper Cor van Hout, AD reports.
Kok's coffin was carried by four young women in skimpy outfits. Champagne was served during the service. Friends and family ended the service with a last toast: "You were a top guy. You were a murder guy." and the lighting of firecrackers. PowNed filmed the funeral and posted it on YouTube on Friday.
A British man arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of crime blogger Martin Kok, was released again on Friday. He was not arraigned, but remains a suspect, the Public Prosecutor announced, according to the Telegraaf.
A 27-year-old British man was arrested in connection with the assassination of crime blogger Martin Kok. The man was near Kok when he was gunned down in te parking lot of sex club Boccaccio in Laren on Thursday, according to AD.
One person was fatally wounded in a shooting at a sex club in Laren, Noord-Holland, according to the AD. The victim, believed to be convicted killer-turned-crime blogger Martin Kok, died after shots rang out at the Boccaccio club on Hector Treublaan just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Kok was in his 80-year-old father's car at the time of the shooting, according to Het Parool. Investigators were still looking for those involved in the shooting as of 8 a.m. on Friday, the AD said.
Romania etradited former No Surrender member Sooi de C. to the Netherlands. He was taken into Dutch custody on Tuesday and will be arrainged later this week, the police and Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP.
The 22-year-old man arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of Chahid Yakhlaf is former kickboxer Hicham M. from Amsterdam, Het Parool reports.
A 22-year-old Amsterdam man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of criminal Chahid Yakhlaf in Kerdriel on December 31st, 2015, NU.nl reports.
Yakhlaf, 27, was gunned down while sitting in his car with two others on the camp ground where he was staying. The other two people in the car, one of which is Yakhlaf's brother, were only slightly injured.
The police is "seriously considering" that 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina was not the intended target of the assassination in which he was killed in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on October 8th, police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said
The victim of a fatal shooting near the AMC in Amsterdam-Zuidoost was identified as 24-year-old Isilnando Kammeron by Het Parool. According to the newspaper, Kammeron is a career criminal with a criminal record dating from when he was 13 years old.
The 30-year-old girlfriend of Djordy Latumahina regained consciousness and is no longer in life-threatening danger, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. She was critically injured in a shooting in Amsterdam on Saturday. Latumahina was killed.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of 37-year-old Aziz Anzi. He was gunned down while sitting in his car in a parking lot next to the A12 highway on September 19th last year
Two men suspected of assassinating Amsterdam criminal Vincent Jalink in Diemen on May 27th, were hanging around his home on Klipperweg at least two hours before his murder. Camera footage show them walking on Klipperweg and riding a scooter in the vicinity, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
A 34-year-old man who was critically injured in a shooting in Eindhoven on Tuesday night, survived another attempted assassination 15 months ago, acquaintances of the victim said to the Telegraaf.
A 34-year-old man was severely injured in a shooting in a shooting in Eindhoven on Tuesday night. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The police are looking for witnesses.
So far the police made three arrests in the investigation into the murder of a 50-year-old man from Leiden in June of this year, the police announced in a statement on Tuesday. The latest arrest, that of a 30-year-old man from Amsterdam, was made on Tuesday morning.