Drugs

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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Feb 3 '17 15:30

A new wave of assassinations seems to have hit the Nethelrands. In less than five weeks, four people were assassinated, two of them in this week, the Telegraaf reports.

Four assassinations in five weeks is a remarkably high number, given the fact that the average in the Netherlands is about eight a year. The high number is on par for the past three years. At least 60 assassinations were committed during this time. That massive increase is even more remarkable when you take into account that the total number of murders in the Netherlands decreased by about 30 percent since 2002.

Jan 18 '17 16:15

Last year a total amount of 13,312 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the port of Rotterdam, breaking the 2013 record of 9,800 kilograms, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. According to the prosecutor, the number of cocaine seizures did not increase, but the size of them did.

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Jan 3 '17 15:40

Two young girls from Zwanenburg, who were , are doing "reasonably well", the police said in a statemetn. They are both still in the hospital, the mother of one of the girls said to RTV Noord-Holland. 

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Jan 3 '17 07:52

Two girls aged 11 and 12 years old were rushed to the hospital on Monday night after they became ill from eating pills they found on the street in Zwanenburg, Noord-Holland. The police can't yet say what drugs were involved, a spokesperson said to NU.nl.

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Dec 23 '16 14:30

A dead man found in the Almere Haven on Thursday was identified as 40 year old Jdesse Boerenveen, who had been missing since December 1st. It is believed that he was in debt to drug pushers and that they kidnapped him, Het Parool reports.

According to the newspaper, Boerenveen was held in a garage in Wormerveer after his disappearance. A video surfaced of a man and a woman beating him and demanding money from him. On the video the woman can be heard shouting: "Where is my money, dirty crook. You're going nowhere. You are trapped in a dungeon with a few Moroccans at home."

Dec 13 '16 09:33

Cocaine use in the cities of Utrecht and Eindhoven increased significantly over the past year, according to the European agency for drugs and drug addiction EMCDDA based on a study on drugs in the sewage of cities, ANP reports. 

In Utrecht the amount of cocaine residue found in the sewage was twice as high as last year. According to the researchers' calculations, about half a kilo of cocaine is used in the city each day. In Eindhoven that number is slightly higher. 

Police officers prepare to raid a sauna club in Roermond as part of a Satudarah money laundering investigation, 26 Nov 2016
Nov 28 '16 09:17

On Saturday the police searched several locations in Limburg in a large investigation into the laundering of dirty money from motorcycle gang Satudarah. One of these locations was a sauna club in Roermond. So far no arrests were made, the police said on Sunday.

Ecstasy pill that contains a fatal dose of PMMA (Photo: NFI/Trimbos Institute)
Oct 21 '16 14:38

The Trimbos institute issued a "red alert" warning on Thursday for dangerous ecstasy pills that contain a fatal dose of PMMA. The institute found numerous of these red pills with a Superman logo on both sides.

Ecstasy pills often contains PMMA, but this is an "extremely high dose", a spokesperson for Trimbos said to RTL Nieuws. This high dose triggered the institute to issue the national warning. Trimbos expects to know more about the pills during the course of Friday, but issued the warning immediately due to the Amsterdam Dance Event that started on Wednesday.

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Oct 19 '16 15:55

One of two suspects arrested in connection with a dead body found in a Zeewolde home on Wednesday, was turned in by his father. The father took his son to the police

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Sep 26 '16 10:39

The Rotterdam police shot one man during a car chase in the city on Saturday. He was arrested and taken to the hospital. A second suspect is still being sought, the police said in a statement.

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Jul 22 '16 13:25

The police discovered a cannabis plantation in the A2 bridge at the Beatrix canal in Eindhoven on Thursday, the Eindhoven police said on Facebook.

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Jul 18 '16 15:45

The police are raiding various addresses in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe on Monday as part of a major investigation into money laundering and drug trafficking in the north of the country. So far four suspects were arrested

Jul 18 '16 13:45

In an effort to prevent disruption on Dutch islands during the summer vacations, the police in Harlingen decided to check all vacationers traveling to Terschelling and Vlieland for drugs or alcohol on Friday and Saturday. All in all 53 mostly young people were detained and fined

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Jul 14 '16 09:42

Soufyan Essabaouni (21), kidnapped from Zwanenburg on July 7th, has been found, the police confirmed on Thursday. The young Amsterdam man's family also confirm that he is back home

Jul 13 '16 16:20

The police received 15 tips regarding the abduction of Wendle Meijer and Soufyan Essabaouni since Tuesday night's broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht, in which more information on the case was revealed and a reward was offered

Jul 13 '16 08:56

The police offered a 25 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the solution of the kidnapping cases involving 36-year-old Wendel Meijer from Landsmeer and 21-year-old Soufyan Essabaouni from Amsterdam. The reward was announced on an episode of Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Jun 29 '16 09:20

An NS train engineer that made an emergency stop in a tunnel in Nijverdal on Liberation Day, was "under the influence" when he did so, AD reports after speaking to NS.

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Jun 24 '16 11:08

What the police describe as a "professional drug lab" was discovered in the stables of an abandoned farming business in the Noord-Brabant town of Maarheeze on Wednesday. A 46-year-old man was arrested.

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Jun 23 '16 13:20

The Rotterdam police discovered about a kilograms of what they believe is cocaine, a firearm and 100 thousand euros in cash after they decided to pull over and search a taxi based on one of the passenger's remarkably nervous behavior.

No Surrender
Jun 17 '16 16:10

A 36-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested on Monday in one of the biggest investigations into organized drug crime in Zuid-Nederland. The man in question is Corin D., president of the Tilburg chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from "a reliable source".

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Jun 13 '16 13:45

The police discovered almost 2 kilograms of hard drugs hidden in a freezer in an Etten-Leur home during the early hours of Monday morning. The 51-year-old resident of the home was arrested.

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May 11 '16 10:10

The police and customs raided cafe Marcelino in Vught as part as an investigation into illegal prostitution on Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested

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May 6 '16 08:51

A more or less accidental drugs find led during a burglary investigation in Nieuwegein, led to the arrest of one drunk scooter driving man on Thursday morning, the police reports.

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