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Apr 18 '17 09:25

Packets of what is believed to be drugs were found washed up at various locations along the coast of Zeeland and around Eemshaven in Groningen on Sunday. Whether there is a connection between the packets is being investigated, ANP reports.

The police called on citizens to report any washed up packets to emergency line 112. 

Nov 28 '16 07:29

Several companies active in the port of Rotterdam say that drug checks at the port are failing, AD reports. According to them, customs officers let containers pass into the port without checking them because there are problems with the electronic reporting system for incoming containers.

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Oct 7 '16 08:55

A 44-year-old man from Almere was arrested by the Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD after an amount of 2 million euros was discovered in an ambulance he wanted to ship to Suriname, Metro reports. He is suspected of money laundering.

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Sep 6 '16 13:10

Customs officers at Schiphol airport found 259 reptiles hidden in four suitcases at the airport. Ten of the animals were dead. Three Spanish suspects were arrested, the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA announced.

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Aug 17 '16 15:00

Customs officers and inspectors from the Dutch food and product safety authority NVWA arrested a German man at Schiphol airport for trying to smuggle more than 40 exotic reptiles through the airport, the NVWA announced on Wednesday

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Aug 9 '16 11:00

Customs and police officers discovered 110 kilograms of cocaine while checking the cargo of an Iranian truck in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied on July 28th, the investigative department for the Tax Authorities FIOD announced. Three men were arrested.

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Aug 8 '16 11:25

Customs officers at Schiphol Airport arrested a total of 645 drug traffickers on flights from the Antilles, Suriname and Venezuela last year. That is a 20 percent decrease compared to 2014, a spokesperson for Customs said to broadcaster NOS.

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Jun 16 '16 15:30

Customs officers in Rotterdam found some 4 thousand kilograms of cocaine hidden in a pineapple container on June 1st. According to the Public Prosecutor, this is one of the largest cocaine catches ever in the port of Rotterdam.

Jun 10 '16 17:05

Two men were arrested after 100 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the port of Rotterdam. The drugs were hidden in two bags in a shipping container

May 31 '16 13:00

Customs officers at the port of Rotterdam found 900 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a banana shipment from Ecuador last week. Three men were arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

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May 11 '16 10:10

The police and customs raided cafe Marcelino in Vught as part as an investigation into illegal prostitution on Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested

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Apr 28 '16 15:20

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.

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Apr 21 '16 14:15

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.

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Apr 11 '16 14:15

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

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Mar 17 '16 10:12

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.

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Dec 28 '15 14:10

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

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Sep 11 '15 13:48

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.

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Jun 26 '15 10:50

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.

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Jun 12 '15 17:47

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.

Jun 10 '15 17:45

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.

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May 25 '15 10:55

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.

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May 22 '15 13:53

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.

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May 13 '15 16:05

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.

Apr 29 '15 11:54

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.

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