Police officers found the body of one man after the explosion in an apartment building in The Hague on Monday. A dismantled cannabis plantation was also found in one of the apartments.
Dutch police discovered 6,006 illegal pot plantations in 2014, RTL Nieuws reports. Altogether, 950 plantations were detected in Oost-Nederland region alone, which is the highest number concentrated in any one part of the country, according to the police statistics.
Former No Surrender motorcycle club member Lau G. has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering two men in Venray in 2006. His accomplice, Geert G., was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The police found an illegal cannabis plantation in a shed in Heesch where a 63 year old woman was shot in the leg around 02:15 a.m. on Monday. Her son has been arrested in connection with this, Brabants Dagblad reports.
Police arrested five people in connection to a pot plantation fire in Rozenburg last month.
The police found to sports bags containing 1.5 million euros in cash in a home on Whijnhaven in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The police searched the home after receiving an anonymous tip regarding firearm possession. A 37 year old Rotterdam resident was arrested.
Four people were wounded in a fire in a first-floor home on Witte de Withstraat in Amsterdam last night. The police arrested a 58 year old man and a 52 year old woman on suspicion of cannabis cultivation, AT5 reports.
The fire started in the house's kitchen around 20:15 last night. Among the wounded were the upstairs and downstairs neighbors and two police officers who were first on the scene. According to the fire department, the victims inhaled a lot of smoke. The two neighbors and one police officer were taken to the hospital for treatment.
A fire raged in a commercial building in the Pothof industrial park in Rozenburg, west of Rotterdam, last night. According to the fire department, the fire started in a TV room on the first floor of the building, RTV Rijnmond reports. No one was injured in the fire.
On Tuesday, October 14th, the police raided 20 addresses in Gelderland. This was done in connection with an investigation into money laundering. 275 police officers took part in the raids. Thus far four people have been arrested.
Police found 2300 cannabis plants, in full bloom, in four compartments, constructed of wood and plastic sheeting.
In the Breda court a shot was fired Monday, from the public seating, during a session. The suspect is still at large. There were no injuries.
The round up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a video of a mysterious orb hovering on a Dutch lake, an extortion story on home grown marijuana, a transfer of a U.S.-based test jet to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense, a launching of a new Free West Papua Campaign office, the death of a famous Dutch Jazz artist, and a local zoo’s growing concern over their baboons’ mysterious behavior.