Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan ordered the closure of the Tapas Village shisha bar, the city announced Wednesday evening. The cafe is believed to be a stronghold in the criminal underworld, frequently used for gang meetings, and the focal point of an overnight street assassination in the city's Kinkerbuurt neighborhood.
The police are looking for three people in connection with the fatal shooting on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam just after midnight on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as a 25 year old man from Zaandam with criminal connections.
A man was shot and killed in Amsterdam just after midnight on Wednesday. He was found next to a car and died of his injuries at the scene.
The assassination of Baris Önder this weekend may be connected to a conflict in which a dangerous criminal group Sahin is involved. The group allegedly has connections in the circles of the Turkish president Recep Tayip Erdogan, reports Telegraaf based on dossiers by authorities.
Anouar 'Popeye' B. and Adil 'Klinker' A. were sentenced to life imprisonment Friday morning by the court in Amsterdam. The court considered it proven that they are guilty of the double assassination of Youssef Lkhorf and Saïd el Yazidi in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood at the end of 2012.
The police are looking for witnesses in the murder of 26 year old Baris Onder on S.F. van Ossstraat in Amsterdam-Osdorp in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A brazen early morning shooting left one man dead overnight in the Amsterdam neighborhood Osdorp Oost. The victim was sitting in a car on the S.F. van Ossstraat, when an unknown number of assailants opened fire, police said Sunday.
Notorious criminal boss Willem Holleeder can be linked to another assassination attempt in the criminal underworld. Holleeder has been in custody since December on suspicion of involvement in the assassinations of Kees Houtman and Thomas van der Bijl.
The police have released more information, including a surveillance video, on the murder of Luana Luz Xavier in an attempt to get more information from possible witnesses. The Chief Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam is offering a reward of 20 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the solving of the case.
Dutch singer Nick MacKenzie has been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the execution of Gintas Macionis and the two criminal organizations believed to have been involved in his death.
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A video of the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Marchano Pocorni (37) has been released. Pocorni was killed in a cafe in Suriname early yesterday morning.
Dutch police conducted a mass action of 200 officers in an old drug related assassination investigation on February 27th and after five arrests the final sixth suspect is in police custody, says Zeeland Police.
The police arrested the alleged order-giver for the assassination of the Lithuanian Gintas Macionis during a mass police action this morning, RTL reports. More than 200 police officers participated in the action. Two other men were also arrested.
Amsterdam in 2014 saw a significant drop in muggings, pickpocketing and robberies but an increase in underworld-related assassinations and violent deaths, reveal figures released on Monday by the municipality.
The police have released more information regarding the gang war murder of Mario Magan Tier. The 45 year old Tier was shot close to his car just after midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning on Bertelmanstraat in Amsterdam South. He died of his injuries on the scene.
The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.
The Turkish police have arrested 6 suspects in connection with the assassination of the Dutch-Turkish Ali Akgun, CNN Turkey reports According to CNN, a weapon was also confiscated during raids. It is not yet clear whether this is the murder weapon.
Several suspects were arrested in Turkey today in connection with the murder of Vedat S. S. was shot and killed in Istanbul on December 24th of last year.
There were 137 murders in the Netherlands in 2014. This is the lowest number since 1992, Elsevier reports.
The Netherlands is not at “war” with Islamist extremists, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday. He disagrees with PVV leader Geert Wilders assertion that the entire Muslim world has declared war on the west, he said during television show Buitenhof.
The woman who was shot and killed in Amstelveen yesterday, has been identified as Luana Luz Xavier (34), the girlfriend of the Amsterdam criminal Najib "Ziggy" H. In the criminal world she is accused of luring a target to a (failed) assassination attempt for her boyfriend H.
Residents in a neighborhood of Zwolle were shocked to hear around fifteen shots fired in the street Wednesday morning. An unknown gunman fired on a 48-year old man sitting in his car. The man was brought to hospital where he died from his wounds, the NOS reports.
The court in Amsterdam will be the scene of a new preparatory session in the case of the shooting in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt on the 29th of December 2012, in which two men were killed. The suspects in the hearing are 34-year-old Anouar B. and 26-year-old Adil A., Elsevier reports.