The investigation into Miloud B., suspected of drug smuggling and in the murder of Lithuanian Gintas Macionis, may have been compromised by a leak from within the police. The suspect knew which addresses would be raided weeks before he and several other suspects were arrested, with the result that they had opportunity to get rid of incriminating evidence
A 33-year-old Westkapelle resident made a surprising discovery while walking along the Zeeland town’s coast when he found a package containing hundreds of kilograms of what police believe is cocaine, authorities announced on Sunday. The find was initially reported at 6 p.m. a day earlier as a suspicious package, which turned out be be several sports bags tied to jerry cans.
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
A court in Birmingham, England sentenced three out of four Dutch men to a combined 70 years in prison for their roles in smuggling more than 2 billion euros in cocaine and heroin into England using second-hand ambulances
Arkefly will not be allowed to make flights between Eindhoven and Aruba and Curacao. The government wants flights with increased risk of drug smuggling to only go through airports with adequate control facilities. At this stage only Schiphol Airport has ample facilities for such flights.
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.
A business premises on Kooikerstraat in Tilburg from where The Grass Company coffee shops are supplied, has been closed down for 6 months. Mayor Peter Noordanus made this decision on Thursday after large quantities of cannabis were discovered in a hidden room.
Two heroin laboratories in Rotterdam were raided during a joint action of the French and Dutch police.
The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.
A 27-year old man from Amsterdam was arrested Wednesday night for possession of 794 kilograms of cocaine in Den Helder. The estimated street value of the batch is 28 million euros.
Police investigating the murder of mental clinic director Rob Zeekhorst believe the case is linked to another homicide three months later. Zeekhorst was shot on January 1st 2014 while out walking dogs in his neighborhood.
The Marechaussee (military police) and Customs have arrested three men at Schiphol Airport on suspicion of narcotics smuggling.
A total of 455 kilograms of heroin was found during a search of two houses and a car in Rotterdam on Wednesday. Two men have been arrested.
Customs intercepted 130 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Rotterdam. The drugs have a market value of 4.5 million euro.
A member of the notorious Italian 'Ndrangheta' mob has been arrested in a large-scale sting operation directed at mafia operations in Europe. The 46-year old Marc B., who runs a restaurant in Amsterdam, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement in the mafia, including the delivery of cocaine to the Ndrangheta, De Volkskrant reports.
After alarms were signaled in Aruba about four Venezuelan warships close to the Aruba coast, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs made the decision to release Hugo Carvajal, a repository of Venezuelan then-president Hugo Chávez, and a suspect of drug crimes.
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.
A member of the National Police Internal Investigations Department (Rijksrecherche) has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs via Schiphol airport. Six others were also arrested after an investigation by a team of National Military Police, FIOD and Rijksrecherche.
The impending peace act between Colombia and Cuba means that the Tanja Nijmeijer, Dutch officer of the Colombian rebel movement FARC can be a figurehead again. She has returned to the public eye, with an interview in Der Spiegel.
The Prosecution demanded 15-year prison sentences before the court at Schiphol against 2 suspected leaders of major drug gangs, Wednesday. In addition to smuggling drugs, the suspects, Franklin A. (40), and Shurendy Q.(31) are also guilty of an attempted assassination and membership of a criminal organization, according to the Prosecution.
A 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport for drug smuggling is the youngest person ever taken into custody at the airport for the crime. The Marechaussee, a military police force that handles security at the airport, found approximately 80 grams of cocaine wrapped in a small package inside her body.
Investigators at Schiphol arrested seven people attempting to transport nearly 30 kilos of cocaine in their hand luggage. The drugs were seized by the Royal Marechaussee, a branch of the Dutch armed forces that handles security at the airport.