If it is up to interim mayor Jozias van Aartsen, Amsterdam will not participate in an experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. According to him, the situation in the Dutch capital deviates too much from that in other municipalities, Het Parool reports.
The police arrested three suspects on Wednesday in connection with recent attacks in Delft. The three are suspected of involvement in a shooting on Peperstraat, hand grenades exploding on Peperstraat and Breestraat, and a shooting on Beestenmarkt. Two homes in the region were also searched, AD reports.
The suspects are currently in restricted custody and the police can therefore not release any more details about the investigation and arrests, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.
Shots were fired at two coffeeshops in Delft early on Thursday morning. The shooters targeted coffeeshop The Future on Peperstraat - which was also shot at last week - and coffeeshop The Game on Breestraat, around the corner, AD reports.
Multiple shots were fired on Peperstraat in Delft during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Witnesses report seeing at least 25 bullet shells on the street. As far as is known, no one was hurt.
The police received a report of the shooting around 4:00 a.m. According to Omroep West, bullet holes were found in the facade of coffeeshop The Future and tanning salon Sun Style. The two businesses are across the street from one another.
At least 20 shots were fired at coffeeshop De Jungle on Kromstraat in Oss, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Friday morning. The coffeeshop was closed at the time, and as far as is known, no one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.
The police responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. Officers found multiple bullet holes in the coffeeshop's roller shutter.
The area around the coffeeshop was closed down and the police are investigating.
A burnt out BMW was found on De Louwstraat in Schaijk some time later. Whether this is related to the shooting is not yet clear.
Rotterdam plans to soon start growing its own "municipal weed", mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said on Wednesday. The Rotterdam mayor already spoke to new Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus about participating in the new government's regulated cannabis cultivation experiment. "I was one of the first mayors to talk to Minister of Justice Grapperhaus.
The Yin Yang coffeeshop in the Spaarndammerbuurt in Amsterdam was targeted in a shooting during the early hours of Thursday morning. Bullet holes were found in the window when people started going to work on Thursday morning. No one was injured, a police spokesperson confirmed to Het Parool.
A local resident told the newspaper that three loud bangs woke him up around 4:00 a.m. "I thought of shots, but saw that it was so quiet on the street. A couple of students cheerily cycled by, so I thought it must've been something else. There was no corpse on the street after all", he said.
Little will change around illegal cannabis cultivation, even if the government changes the current tolerance policy, according to officials from the Ministries of Public Health and Security and Justice. The Dutch government is considering three scenarios: regulating both cannabis sales and cultivation, extending the tolerance policy to include growers, or a total ban on both growing and selling weed, NU.nl reports.
The police released footage of a shooting at Green Palace coffeeshop on Kloveniersburgwal in late September in the hopes that information from the public may lead to an arrest. The shooting happened at 4:15 a.m. on September 27th.
The footage show a man driving up on a gray scooter from the direction of the Nieuwmarkts. He pulls a gun from his bag and starts shooting. Something seems to be wrong with the gun and e calmly takes the time to solve the problem and resume his shooting.
The coffeeshop was hit at least once. It was closed at the time and no one was injured.
Amsterdam is concerned about a series of shootings at coffeeshops in the city. Earlier this week coffeeshop Vondel was closed down after a shooting, the 7th coffeeshop to be targeted in a shooting this past year. Two businesses were even targeted more than once.
Mayor Eberhard van der Laan called the shootings a direct threat to the neighborhood of the coffeeshops in a letter responding to questions from the D66, NOS reports. So far only one person was slightly injured in such a shooting. And in one case neighborhing properties were also hit.
Another coffeeshop was the target of an overnight shooting in Amsterdam. At least three shots were fired at coffeeshop Vondel on Overtoom during the early hours of Tuesday morning, AT5 reports.
The coffeeshop was already closed when the shooting happened. It is unclear whether anyone was still in the building. The police are at the scene investigating.
The police believe that six shootings at Amsterdam coffeeshops in less than a year's time may be connected, a spokesperson said to the Telegraaf. According to the police, it is "unlikely" that it involves six separate incidents.
Coffeeshop Green Place in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Tuesday, the owner said to AT5. Earlier on Tuesday the coffeeshop was the target of a drive-by shooting.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan decided to close down coffeeshop DNA on Achillesstraat following it being the target of a drive-by shooting earlier this week
A coffeeshop on the corner of Achillesstraat and Tuyll van Serooskerkenweg was the target of a drive-by shooting during the early hours of Wednesday mornin
Multiple shots were fired at coffeeshop Jabba the Hutt in Amsterdam-Zuid early on Thursday morning. There were people in the coffeeshop at the time, but no one was injured, according to the police.
The police arrested two men in Tilburg in a large investigation into a criminal organization, the Public Prosecutor announced. The men are suspected of laundering 20 million euros through four coffee shops they managed in Tilburg and Den Bosch.
Several shots were fired at Amsterdam coffeeshop The Power on Sarphatistraat on Tuesday morning. As far as is known, no one was injured
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan ordered the indefinite closure of cafe De Kruger on Krugerstraat following two shooting incidents linked to the establishment this year. The safety of residents and passersby was in serious jeopardy, the municipality said in announcing the decision on Wednesday.
Dutch Johan van V. was apprehended in Pattaya, Thailand, on suspicion of drug smuggling. According to the Bangkok Post, his Thai wife was also arrested and assets seized.