drug use

Taxi
Oct 22 '18 13:50

Six Amsterdam taxi drivers were arrested during the early hours of Sunday morning for driving under the influence of drugs. The police had a total of 55 taxi drivers take a drug test. The six arrested drivers were taken to a police station for a blood test, NOS reports.

The blood samples were sent to the Netherlands Forensic Institute to confirm whether the drivers were really under the influence of drugs. What drugs they are suspected of using, was not disclosed.

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May 31 '18 07:55

Navy corporal Iris Homan from Hengelo was found dead in a swimming pool on the island of Curacao on May 21st. Her husband Bart D., also a corporal in the Dutch navy, was arrested. D. is not suspected off murder or manslaughter, "but of a certain negligence that led to her death", a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor on the island said to De Stentor.

Ambulance
May 29 '18 09:24

A 59-year-old man from Amstelveen died after he was resuscitated at festival 909 in Amsterdam on Saturday night. The police are investigating his cause of death, Het Parool reports.

The man collapsed at the techno festival on Nieuwe Meerlaan around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, where he died a short time later, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper on Monday. 

The cause of the man's death is still under investigation. The police believe that drug use may have played a role, the spokesperson said to Het Parool.

Apres Ski
Feb 12 '18 10:30

The French authorities are implementing stricter measures on drug use in skiing areas, focusing especially on Dutch and Spanish tourists. Most of the narcotics seized on the French ski slopes come from Netherlands and Spain, according to France's customs, NOS reports.

In the ski year 2015-2016, nearly 500 kilograms of weed, cocaine, and ecstasy, among others, were confiscated in the French Alps. Skiing is increasingly becoming a party holiday for many young people, according to the broadcaster. French media already refers to people using cocaine on the slopes as 'snow sniffers'. 

Jul 24 '17 08:10

One in eight Roosendaal residents said they experienced many problems with drug use or drug trade in their neighborhood last year - the biggest proportion of all larger municipalities in the Netherlands, according to Statistics Netherlands' Safety Monitor. The rest of the top six is made up of Limburg's four largest municipalities and Rotterdam.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 20 '17 10:11

Dutch prisons and psychiatric institutions where convicts undergo mandatory treatment are having trouble preventing drug use among their charges. Last year many thousands of drug tests came back positive and the use of cannabis and cocaine is increasing alarmingly, ANP reports based on urine test results the news wire requested from the Ministry of Security and Justice.

Feb 13 '16 08:30

The small Noord-Holland town of Enkhuizen is among the European towns and cities with the highest drug use per inhabitant, according to a study done on the drug content in sewage by water boards all over Europe. Per inhabitant, Enkhuizen residents use 8 times more amphetamine than Amsterdam residents

Nov 4 '15 09:00

Parents should play an active role in making their kids aware that drug use is dangerous. They should do this by making drugs an approachable topic in the home.

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Oct 12 '15 12:14

The Amsterdam VVD is critical of the capital city's lenient ecstasy policy during the Amsterdam Dance Event. During this event party goers will only be punished if they are in the possession of more than five pills, instead of the one pill maximum applicable in the rest of the Netherlands.

Jan 19 '15 17:51

An Australian man has admitted to the vicious and repeated rape and abuse of a young Dutch tourist on the day he was due to face an Australian court for the charges.

Aug 27 '14 13:30

Police have uncovered 4.9 kilos of the illicit narcotic heroin during the search of a building in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. No suspects have been arrested.

Joint
Mar 5 '14 13:43

Less young people in Rotterdam are drinking and doing drugs than four years ago.

Aug 17 '13 09:30

Rainbow Group Foundation has arranged Amsterdam Underground city walks in Amsterdam for many years now. In these tours, ex-homeless and drug addicts introduce a different side of the city.

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