A large escape attempt from the only prison on Curacao was stopped, reported the director of the Center for Detention and Correction Curacao (SDKK).
The police found between 800 and 100 thousand kilograms of fireworks in a garage on Apphons Ariensstraat in Haarlem last night. The garage lay directly under a home. There were 38 boxes with between 20 and 25 kilograms of illegal fireworks in each of them.
Investigators looking into reports of a strange light in the water off the Zeeland coast wound up discovering 1,300 kilograms of cocaine. Packages of the drug were attached to a homemade buoy floating in Westerschelde, the estuary of the Scheldt River, the police announced on Twitter.
As the city of Amsterdam continues its fight against street drug dealers passing off white heroin as cocaine, heroin testing kits are now being sold at over thirty smart shops in Amsterdam.
On Friday the police searched the home of Wesley and Yolanthe Sneijder in Vleuten in Utrecht.
A 61-year-old Groningen man has been charged with attempted manslaughter after trying to strangle his 31-year-old transvestite on-again-off-again boyfriend. The younger man was rushed to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police say the young man was also wanted in connection with the violent October robbery of a 53-year-old Groningen man, according to RTV Noord.
Customers of addiction rehabilitation with debts are at high risk to re-offend. This is according to a research report from Hogeschool Utrecht.
Three men were hospitalized in Laren/Bussum over the weekend after taking the drug 2cb; two still remain admitted.
Illegal house parties held in a clearing in the woods, in an old warehouse or an industrial estate are making a comeback in Brabant.
Police in the Hague arrest a 28-year-old resident suspected of trafficking large amounts of anabolic steroids. Officers from the Office of Regional Criminal Investigations were acting on a tip from counterparts in the United States when they made the arrest at the man’s home, police say.
34 cars were seized and nearly 30 thousand euro cashed in during a collaboration between customs, the FOID and the tax authorities.
The City of Amsterdam will impose exclusion orders on dealers who sell fake drugs in the late night entertainment districts Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Dealers who parade disguise flour or detergent as cocaine will receive a weekend ban from the square.
European Union police force have made more than a thousand arrests, representing the biggest ever co-ordinated crackdown on organized crime. Operation Archimedest which was coordinated by Europol from The Hague, arrested 1,027 people, including 80 Dutch citizens involved in the theft of luxury cars.
Customs officers found 175 kilograms of cocaine last week, hidden among a banana shipment that had arrived in Rotterdam.
The police found a drug lab in Heuvelstreet, Moergestel on Thursday morning. Specialists are working on the safe disposal of the chemicals found.
A festival-goer at Hardcore XL in Nuland passed away Sunday morning due to a drug overdose, the police believe. The 22-year old died shortly after being admitted to hospital.
Two people are dead, and at least six others are injured after passengers drove a car up to the arrivals hall of the Curacao International Airport and started shooting at some of the passengers.
A Dutch-manufactured cargo plane crashed into a building in Kenya's capital, Nairobi early Wednesday morning. According to Reuters, all four passengers including pilot and co-pilot, were killed in the crash.
The Public Prosecutor has called for a twelve year jail sentence in the Zwolle burglary. 23-year-old Evert V is suspected of a fatal break-in in Zwolle that left the occupant the occupant dead.
Completely harmless, no dangerous substances, and in a variety of flavors, the e-joint is taking the European market by storm with the company behind the product rolling out 10,000 units daily, according to distributors E-Njoint B.V. Capitalizing on the success of the e-cigarette, the Delft based business has claimed to have invented the world’s first electronic joint though it is sold without using any THC, the psychoactive aspect of marijuana.
The four culprits of a triple murder in Purmerland in North Holland were convicted to sentences between ten and 20 yeas yesterday. The suspects killed three people at different times with a machine gun.
Two tons of hash has been found in Tilburg. The drugs were found after an investigation of the police. The suspect, a 44 year old homeless man, was arrested in the Castorstraat.
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.
Two French fugitives were arrested by police in Oegstgeest, Zuid Holland Wednesday after having been on the run for eight months. Both had been convicted for the large-scale importation of hard drugs from the Netherlands to France, according to a police report.