Customs officials found roughly 2,900 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a shipping container. The drugs were discovered on March 11. mixed in with a shipment of furniture and moving boxes sent from Curaçao to an address in Kranenburg, Germany.
About 500 kilograms of cocaine was found hidden in the arms of a carnival attraction in Rotterdam last week, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.
Customs officers on Eindhoven Airport found 70 thousand euros hidden in two bottles of body lotion when searching the luggage of a Spanish man last week
A customs officer at the port of Rotterdam was arrested early this month on suspicion of corruption, leaking confidential information, involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.
Three KLM engineers working on Schiphol-Oost hangars 11 and 14 and four other suspects were sentenced for trying to smuggle cocaine from the Antilles, concealed in hidden compartments in airplanes, in 2013 and 2014. The suspects received prison sentences between of 1 and 2.5 years, with one case of 240 hours of community service and a conditionally suspended prison sentence
The Amsterdam police raided a cafe on the corner of Hoofweg and Jan van Galenstraat in West on Wednesday night in connection with the investigation into the gang-related assassinations in the city. Four of the 24 people present were arrested.
Rotterdam will be hosting the World Police and Fire Games in 2021. During this event employees of the police, fire department, customs and the prison system from around the world participate in 63 different sports tournaments.
Thursday was a big day for drug busts in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. Authorities there made two major busts in different regions of the country, with investigators seizing nearly a ton of cocaine and marijuana combined.
Corrections staff at the Bijlmerbajes and Tafelberweg prisons in Amsterdam, and the detention center at Schiphol airport plan to walk off the jobs between 12 and 3 p.m. next Thursday. Customs officials and tax authority workers from the Amsterdam and Hoofdorp offices will join the corrections worker in a march and rally in Amsterdam Sloterdijk.
Customs found two bags containing cocaine during an inspection on the Maasvlakte on Sunday night. A total of about 65 kilograms of cocaine, worth more than 2.2 million euros, was seized and destroyed.
The Rotterdam Hit And Run Cargo Team found 2,800 kilograms of cannabis, worth about 10 million euros in a container after the arrest of a Customs officer, according to the Public Prosecutor.
Customs officers at Schiphol airport confiscated more than 5,500 counterfeit football uniforms of Spanish clubs FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico in two cargo shipments.
There has been no control on drug smugglers in the Wadden Sea since June last year. And this will go on to at least the end of this year.
The FIOD made an extraordinary discovery on Monday in a criminal investigation into money laundering. The tax authorities found a map with different amounts noted on it as well as photos of a forest in the home of a 52-year-old man from Waalwijk.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher was scheduled to visit Morocco on Tuesday to learn about combating radicalization. Morocco plays a central role in fighting North Africa extremism, and Minister Asscher will discuss efforts with his Moroccan counterpart and experts on integration and radicalization.
The National Platform Firearms (LPV), a collaboration to combat the illegal firearms trade, was quietly disbanded at the end of January. This is according to an investigation done by television program Brandpunt Reporter, which was broadcast last night.
A 42 year old woman and her 20 year old son was caught smuggling 500 thousand euros in cash in their checked luggage through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam last month. The cash was hidden between clothes and magazines.
Customs found 150 kilograms of cocaine in a container with scrap metal on Sunday. 122 packages of cocaine were found packed into three large bags. The container arrived in the port of Rotterdam on a ship from Ecuador on Sunday.
The Rotterdam Hit and Run Cargo Team (HARC) seized around 9 thousand kilograms of hard drugs in 2014. A total of 80 cases were recorded.
The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.
Employees of a distribution company in Groningen found about 10 kilograms of cocaine in a box of bananas on Saturday.
Dutch customs officials went bananas after discovering 280 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a Colombian banana shipment. The drugs were estimated as having a street value of about 14 million euros, a release from the Dutch government states.
A strange form of Christmas snow appeared on the beach of Egmond aan Zee this weekend.
The Marechaussee (military police) and Customs have arrested three men at Schiphol Airport on suspicion of narcotics smuggling.