Cannabis

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Sep 13 '16 14:30

The authorities in Thailand launched the investigation into former coffeeshop owner Johan van Laarhoven from Tilburg at the request of the Dutch authorities, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice acknowledged in a letter sent to parliament, Omroep Brabant reports.

The Minister was responding to questions from concerned parliamentarians, demanding to know exactly how Van Laarhoven came to be prosecuted. They also want to know whether Van der Steur can help bring Van Laarhoven back to the Netherlands.

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Aug 29 '16 15:00

Amsterdam man Neil van der L. was driving an estimated 237 kilometers per hour when he crashed into another car on the A2 highway near Maarssen on December 30th last year, was revealed in the court in Utrecht on Monday

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Jul 22 '16 13:25

The police discovered a cannabis plantation in the A2 bridge at the Beatrix canal in Eindhoven on Thursday, the Eindhoven police said on Facebook.

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Jul 19 '16 13:15

The police raided a total of 11 addresses in the northern parts of the Netherlands on Monday as part of a major investigation into cannabis cultivation and trafficking and money laundering. Three cannabis farms with a total of 3 thousand plants were discovered and dismantled.

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Jul 18 '16 15:45

The police are raiding various addresses in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe on Monday as part of a major investigation into money laundering and drug trafficking in the north of the country. So far four suspects were arrested

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Jul 18 '16 15:15

The first suspect in a massive drug crime investigation in Southern Netherlands, so called operation Trefpunt, appeared in the court in Den Bosch on Monday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 21 months in prison, seven of which conditionally suspended, against suspect Frans R

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Jul 14 '16 13:50

The Zeeland-West-Brabant police dismantled six cannabis plantations containing 1,440 plants on Tuesday. Five suspects were arrested. All plants were confiscated.

Jun 23 '16 11:20

The police dismantled two operating cannabis plantations at separate addresses in Breda on Tuesday. Cannabis related items were found at to other addresses, the police announced on Wednesday.

Jun 23 '16 10:50

Since Sittard-Geleen implemented a residents-only policy in the city's coffeeshops, Belgian drug tourists are increasingly avoiding these businesses. "The drug tourism decreased considerably", Mayor Sjraar Cox said to 1Limburg.

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Jun 15 '16 10:10

A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Netherlands to change its policy on marijuana, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said in response to questions from the D66

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Jun 9 '16 07:58

Almost 90 percent of Dutch municipalities support a call on the government to allow experiments with regulated cannabis cultivation, was revealed in a vote at the association of Dutch municipalities VNG's annual conference on Wednesday.

May 30 '16 10:18

The police shot a 47-year-old man from Ridderkerk while responding to reports of a loud argument in a home on Veenwortelvaart in Zoetermeer during the early hours of Sunday morning.

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May 6 '16 08:28

Two people were arrested in Amsterdam Nieuw West on Wednesday after the police found four plastic bags full of cannabis under the hood of their car, the police reported on Thursday.

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Apr 26 '16 10:35

The Public Prosecutor and police in Noord-Brabant are increasingly tackling criminals outside of court by seizing their assets. In the past this so-called ASAP-approach was mainly used for small crimes like shoplifting, but it is also effective with drug crime, according to the authorities.

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Apr 11 '16 12:45

The Netherlands plays a major role in the production and trafficking of hard- and soft drugs across Europe. Along with Belgium, the Netherlands is one of Europe's largest producers of synthetic drugs like ecstasy and amphetamine. And the country is a major hub for trafficking in cannabis and cocaine, according to a report Europol and the European Monitoring Center for Drugs published last week.

Apr 5 '16 10:16

The police arrested 55 people and searched 111 locations in the southern parts of the Netherlands in a major ongoing investigation into a network trading in synthetic drugs and cannabis on Monday.

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Mar 30 '16 11:08

The Spanish police arrested several Dutch people who form part of a Drug trafficking ring smuggling between Malaga and the Netherlands. More than 500 kilos of drugs were seized

Mar 18 '16 09:14

The municipality of Sittard-Geleen is following in Maastricht's footsteps and is banning coffeeshops from selling drugs to tourists. From April 1st only residents of the Netherlands can buy cannabis at coffeeshops in the city. Coffeeshop owner Peter Hendriks fears that this measure will mean a significant increase in the drug dealing on the city's streets

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Mar 4 '16 09:12

The only effect the new Opium Act had is that coffeeshops are now getting more cannabis from abroad. The major illegal cannabis cultivators did not stop their activities, they simply moved them to outside the Netherlands, BNR reports based on information from several experts and people from the soft drugs industry.

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Mar 2 '16 16:40

Residents on the Elpermeer in Amsterdam Noord were jolted awake by a detonated explosive at about 4 a.m. There were no injuries in the suspicious blast, which shattered apartment windows and car windshields.

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Feb 29 '16 15:25

Murdered Eindhoven drug dealer Aran de Jong's estate has to pay the tax authorities more than 20 million euros in profits made from selling cannabis, the court ruled in an appeal brought by De Jong's heirs

Feb 25 '16 16:20

A cannabis plantation consisting of about 450 plants was discovered in a technical space of the Plettenburgse bridge in Nieuwegein on Thursday morning

Feb 23 '16 08:57

Housing firm Eigen Haard gave Amsterdam HIV patient Rudolf Hillebrand an ultimatum - either stop cultivating his own cannabis, or leave his apartment. This is despite the fact that the court ruled that Hillebrand can continue growing his own cannabis.

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Feb 16 '16 12:54

The city of Haarlem will not be experimenting with regulated cannabis cultivation with its own cannabis garden, Mayor Bernt Schneiders wrote to the city council. According to him, there is no room for such experimentation in the political climate in The Hague

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