Drugs

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Oct 18 '17 16:40

Two 23-year-old men were sentenced to six years in prison for selling hard drugs on the ark web. Thijs V. from Houten and Mike W. from Muiden were found guilty of selling at least 400 thousand euros of drugs, mostly MDMA, over a period of eight months, RTL Nieuws reports.

The two men hid the drugs in peanut butter bottles and greeting cards and then sent them by post to customers around the world. "They made every effort to carry out their trade in a refined manner", the court in Midden-Nederland said, according to the broadcaster.

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Oct 6 '17 15:30

Seven shots were fired at 32-year-old Harib A. in Breda early on Thursday morning. Six bullets hit him. A. knows that he is very lucky to have survived the attempted assassination, but has no idea why he was targeted, his lawyer Menno Buntsma said to RTL Nieuws. 

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Sep 21 '17 13:30

A 34-year-old tourist jumped through a third floor window in a hostel on Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam-Oost on Wednesday evening. He was taken to hospital. The man was under the influence of truffles, according to Het Parool. 

Emergency services responded to the hostel around 6:10 p.m. A witness saw the tourist jump from the third floor window, landing on a lower roof and then falling to the ground. According to the police, the man was unable to speak with them when he was taken to hospital. The extent of his injuries is unclear.

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Sep 20 '17 13:30

A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Tilburg just after midnight on Wednesday for assaulting a police officer. The Tilburg woman tried to prevent the arrest of her boyfriend by putting the officer in a chokehold and trying to poke her fingers into his eyes, the police said in a statement.

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Sep 15 '17 13:10

The police found 189 kilograms of cocaine in a home in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The 42-year-old man was arrested and is in custody for further investigation, the police announced in a statement.

In addition to the cocaine, the police also found 19 thousand euros in cash and 1.5 kilograms of amphetamine in the man's home. 

The police were already looking for the suspect in an investigation into possession and export of hard drugs. Another suspect was arrested in this case in August.

The 42-year-old man will be arraigned on Friday. 

Sep 12 '17 15:30

Drug gangs recruited teenagers from schools and youth institutions in Rotterdam on a large scale, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The teenagers were used as "runners', delivering drugs from Rotterdam to various addresses in Belgium. Dozens of teenagers from Rotterdam-Zuid have been arrested in Belgium, NOS reports

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Aug 28 '17 14:20

The Dutch police t, caused some panic among drug dealers who used the site, according to a study by TNO that is in possession of NRC.

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Aug 28 '17 11:40

A 51-year-old man was shot and killed in his home in Oosterwolde, Friesland during the early hours of Sunday morning. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, the police said in a statement. But according to Mayor Harry Oosterman, the closed community involved is struggling to cope with drug problems, which he believes were involved, he said to Omrop Fryslan.

German police intercept 5,000 Trump-shaped ecstasy pills stamped with NL on the A30 near Osnabrück, 21 Aug 2017
Aug 22 '17 08:43

On Monday afternoon the German police arrested a father and son on the A30 after finding 5 thousand ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump's head in their car. NL is stamped on the back of the pills, Osnabrück police said on Facebook.

The 57-year-old father and 17-year-old son were pulled over near Osnabrück. According to the German police, the orange colored pills are worth about about 39 thousand euros. A large amount of money was also found in the car.

The two were on their way back from the Netherlands, where they wanted to buy a car, they told the police. 

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Aug 7 '17 15:15

The Turkish police will soon launch a new search for missing from Haaksbergen, police chief and investigation leader Zafer Senocak said on Monday. "Do not think we're giving up, the investigation continues with full force", he said, according to AD.

7,000 liters of hydrochloric acid found in a van and barn on Raakeindse Kerkweg in Molenschot, 1 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 11:50

The police seized 7 thousand liters of hydrochloric acid in a barn in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant on Tuesday. Investigators believe the substance was intended for the production of synthetic drugs, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. A 35-year-old man from Ulicoten was arrested.

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Jul 24 '17 12:10

A death threat directed at Woerden mayor Victor Molkenboer was spray-painted on the Hollandbaan in Woerden. The text, which also declares war on the police and mayor, was signed "regards drug dealers", according to RTV Utrecht.

"Molkenboer retirement or death", the text read. And: "You will burn."

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.

The Dutch police take down illegal dark web trading site Hansa, 20 Jul 2017
Jul 21 '17 07:45

The Dutch police, in cooperation with the FBI, took down an international illegal market on the dark web, the police announced in a statement on Thursday. A large number of traders of drugs, jewels and counterfeit goods were arrested, NOS reports.

Early last month the Canadian, American and Thai authorities took down illegal trading place Alphabay. After that many users turned to Hansa, which was now taken down by the Dutch police. That seems to have been part of the plan, because the police managed to track down traders and buyers by keeping the site running for a month.

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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.

Enschede police posts footage of drug-addled man on Facebook, July 2017
Jul 17 '17 11:50

The Enschede police posted a video on Facebook of a man under the influence of drugs having convulsions on the floor. "Luckily we were there on time", the police wrote. While the post received many positive responses, some criticized it as being disrespectful and tasteless, RTL Nieuws reports.

The post was intended as a warning that drugs can be dangerous. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

"It's unnecessary and has a high level of sensation", one commenter criticized. "And that by the police, who should be protecting us."

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Jul 13 '17 10:45

A 36-year-old man was injured when he was hit over te head with an unknown object in Oosterparkwijk, Groningen on Wednesday night. The police initially stated that the Groningen man was attacked with an axe, but later said that the type of weapon used is unclear.

The victim was rushed to the hospital. On Thursday morning the police confirmed that he is in a stable condition.

The attack happened on Hortensiastraat. Officers closed down the street for investigation and spoke to local residents and witnesses. The police are looking for multiple perpetrators. 

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Jun 21 '17 15:50

Photos are circulating on the internet of young people posing with drugs and jihad flags at the Nijmegen juvenile detention center De Hunnerberg. The Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the photos were taken in the institution, but added that they were taken in 2014, before the asylum crisis, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Jun 13 '17 15:20

Between 2012 and 2016 alcohol consumption in Amsterdam decreased, but the use of hard drugs like ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamine increased, health service GGD revealed in its Amsterdam Health Monitor 2016, Het Parool reports.

For the Health Monitor te GGD questioned over 8,600 Amsterdam residents between the ages of 19 and 64 years about their physical and psychological health, daily habits and health care. The service then compared the results to a similar study done in 2012 and 2008. 

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May 18 '17 14:05

From September Limburg farmers will use drones to find illegal cannabis plantations on their land, the Limburg agricultural and horticultural union LLTB announced. According to the union, this is the first such project in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 18 '17 11:45

The approach to fighting contraband in Dutch prisons is not effective enough, according to a report by the Inspectorate for Security and Justice. Prison staff don't have enough time and find it increasingly difficult to keep contraband like drugs and cellphones outside prison walls, the Inspectorate concludes, ANP reports.

The Inspectorate investigated seven prisons. The researchers concluded that prison staff are actively involved in counteracting contraband smuggling and there is no suggestion of a free trafficking market. But improvements are necessary. 

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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. 

Ecstasy lab found in home on Rapenlandstraat in Eindhoven, 19 Feb 2017
Mar 28 '17 12:40

Drug criminals seem to be moving their activities from the southern parts of the Netherlands to the rest of the country, especially when it comes to ecstasy, the police concluded from the latest figures on ecstasy, RTL Nieuws reports.

Automatic weapons found in a flower truck on the A1 in Apeldoorn, heading towards Germany
Feb 23 '17 13:35

Two men were arrested on the A1 in Apeldoorn on Tuesday night after the police found four automatic firearms, about 110 kilos of amphetamine and about 160 kilos of hash and hemp hidden among a shipment of flowers in their truck, the police announced.

The truck of flowers, on its way to Germany, was searched around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday. When checking the cargo area, the police noticed a large box containing what looked like a firearm among the flowers. Closer inspection showed that it was an automatic firearm.

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