The VVD wants banks to check city council members for money laundering and signs of links to the criminal underworld, like the payment systems of national politicians are already monitored, VVD parliamentarian Roald van der Linde said to BNR.
Albanian criminals are increasingly playing leading roles in organized crime in Amsterdam, according to a so-called trend analysis by the Amsterdam police. They are mainly engaged in cocaine trafficking, but also in human trafficking and property fraud, NU.nl reports.
According to the police, these Albanian criminals lead the cocaine import from South America, the transhipment via the port of Rotterdam, and the further distribution to other European countries from Amsterdam. In addition to the Netherlands, Albanians are also very active in the drug trade in Great Britain.
The assassination of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam-Oost in February, was definitely not a case of mistaken identity, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. While the exact motive for his murder is still unclear, the 36-year-old BMX racer was active in the criminal world, according to the police.
Decapitated Nabil Amzieb was not a notorious career criminal, but did have friends known to be involved in the gang conflict going on in Amsterdam since 2012
Police released a video of the fatal Amsterdam West shooting on De Clercqstraat Tuesday. A 25-year-old man from Zaandam was killed in the shootout, and both of the suspects are still at large, police reported on Friday.
Police has released new details in a suspect photo, in which two men can be seen sitting on a dark coloured scooter fleeing in the direction of Bellamystraat just after a shooting in Amsterdam West around midnight on Wednesday. Justice Minister Ard van der Steur is "very concerned" about the recent gangland shootings and killings in the capital, the Parool reports.
The Magistrate has decided that Willem Holleeder will be detained for a further two weeks, following his arrest on Saturday, December 13. Willem Holleeder was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassinations on Kees Houtman in 2005 and Thomas van der Bijl in 2006.
The immediate family of star witness Fred Ros is in so much danger of revenge attacks by the underworld, that justice has taken security measures.