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