In the investigation into the criminal organization allegedly run by Ridouan Taghi, who was arrested in Dubai on Monday, the Dutch police raided eight homes and arrested six people on Tuesday night. The suspects are five men and a woman between the ages of 29 and 45 years, the police said on Wednesday.
Former Diemen alderman Jorrit Nuijens was fined 600 euros for disrupting public order and drug possession. With that the case against him following his arrest in Amsterdam is closed. "I can focus on the future", Nuijens said in a statement.
While searching a warehouse on Piusstraat in Tilburg this week, the police found over 550 thousand euros in cash and large amounts of soft drugs. Two suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.
The police raided a property on Piusstraat, on which two warehouses are located, on Wednesday morning. In the one warehouse, the police found nearly 30 thousand joints, 70 kilograms of cannabis, and 20 kilograms of hash. The drugs were seized and removed from the site. There was also a safe, which the police could not get open immediately.
The Amsterdam police took disciplinary measures against eight employees for being in possession of or using hard drugs in their free time, the police said in a statement.
All eight employees were suspended while the Security, Integrity and Complaints Department of the Amsterdam police investigates. The suspended police officers are suspected of a breach of duty. "No further announcements will be made during the investigation", the police said.
A police spokesperson could not tell NH Nieuws whether these eight cases are connected.
Dutch actress Imanuelle Grives was arrested in Belgium over the weekend for possession of drugs. She was taken into custody at the entrance of the Tomorrowland festival near the village of Boom, after the entry check found different types of hard and soft drugs on her. According to the Public Prosecutor, she had more drugs in her possession than could be reasonable for own use, NOS reports.
The police arrested 11 people in Veenendaal for disrupting public order. The arrests were made at the end of Lampegietersavond - a regional holiday that signals the start of autumn, NOS reports.
Dozens of young people committed vandalism and poured flammable liquid over bushes during the celebrations. To make sure the bushes aren't set alight, the fire department doused them with water. Dangerous fireworks were also thrown and a number of young people are suspected of drug possession.
Former PVV politician Daniel van der Stoep, 37, was convicted on appeal of grooming and possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to 240 hours of community service and 3 months in prison, conditionally suspended, NU.nl reports.
The police in Spain arrested three Dutch people. They were caught with drugs on a boat sailing under the Dutch flag off the coast of Alicante, ANP reports.
A fourth person was also arrested on the boat. This person does not have Dutch nationality. All four suspects are in custody in Alicante.
The police in the Netherlands searched the suspects' homes in Tholen and Harlingen. Whether anything was found, is not clear.
Crime in Amsterdam fell by 5 percent in 2017 compared to the year before. There were fewer cases of pickpockets, muggings, and violent threats, but the number of home burglaries and robberies increased. Nationwide crime is steadily declining, according to figures the National Police will publish on Thursday, the Volkskrant reports.
The police arrested a total of 148 suspects in a so-called 'civilian action' in Amsterdam's Red Light District over the weekend. Arrests were made for public drug use, possession of hard drugs, drug dealing, mugging and pickpocketing, AT5 reports.
A massive 72 of the arrests were drug related. 15 people were arrested for begging, and 18 for disrupting public order. Two muggers and two pickpockets were arrested. And another man was taken to the police station for carrying pepper spray.
A 37-year-old Dutch man was arrested on Bali with 2 liters of cannabis oil in his possession. He was arrested in Batu Belig on Sunday, immediately after taking possession of the cannabis oil, RTL Nieuws reports.
The suspect has been living in a villa in Batu Belig, a town north of Kuta, for two years, according to the broadcaster. He was under surveillance by the Indonesian authorities for some time. The Dutch man has not yet been charged.
The Amsterdam police arrested four women on drug charges during a raid on a sex club on Stadhouderskade in Amsterdam-Zuid on Sunday night. A fifth woman was arrested in Utrecht, the police said in a statement on Monday.
The five women, between the ages of 32 and 56 years, are all still in custody for questioning. The raid was a joint operation between the police forces Amsterdam and Midden-Nederland, the Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam and Midden-Nederland and the municipality of Amsterdam.
The social media profiles used to extort 34 underage girls, including Canadian teen Amanda Todd, and five adult men can not be linked to prime suspect Aydin C., his lawyers Robert Malewicz and Chana Crijsen said in the court in Amsterdam on Monday, ANP reports.
Vincent Jalink was killed in what the police are calling an assassination in Diemen on Friday night. His young son witnessed the assassination. The 38-year-old man had a criminal record and was well known to the Dutch authorities, according to the police statement on the shooting.
Police in Breda have decided to increase the use of drug sniffing dogs in and around the city's entertainment areas. The specially trained and certified dogs sniff passing pedestrians and the police officers search the suspect if the dog reacts. The use of the drug sniffing dog has already led to two arrests this past weekend.
Two members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were acquitted of sexual exploitation by the court in Almelo on Tuesday.
The police arrested a 22 year old Assen resident in Groningen for having 15 bags of (suspected) heroin hidden in two so-called surprise eggs.