A Dutch-Polish drug gang was busted in a combined effort by the Dutch, Polish and German police. The Dutch police raided multiple places in the south of the Netherlands on April 16th and 17th and arrested seven suspects. Another seven suspects were arrested in Poland. They are all suspected of being part of a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking and dealing in chemicals intended for the production of synthetic drugs, the police said on Friday.
Almost all regions in the Netherlands saw economic growth last year. The Groningen region was the only one to see its economy shrink. The regions around Eindhoven and Almere saw the strongest growth, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday.
In both the Eindhoven and Almere regions, the economy grew by 4.9 percent last year compared to 2016. In Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant - Eindhoven and its surroundings - last year's economic growth was mainly supported by industry and business services. In Almere, lease companies in particular contributed to the economic growth.
Shots were fired on a home in a caravan park on Welschapsedijk in Eindhoven on Sunday night. The police are investigating what exactly happened.
The shooting was reported to the police around 11:30 p.m. No one was injured, the police said on Twitter. So far no arrests were made.
According to Eindhovens Dagblad, around 10 shots were fired at the window of a home in the front part of the caravan park. Forensic investigators are looking for trace evidence at the scene. Police officers are also talking to local residents.
VDL in Eindhoven is going to help the European Southern Observatory build the largest telescope in the world. Tens of millions of euros are involved in this project, Omroep Brabant reports.
The police raided at least 15 locations in the south of the Netherlands on Monday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into drug production and trafficking. Six people were arrested, ANP reports.
In Echt, Limburg, the police found thousands of liters of raw materials used in the production of synthetic drugs. A drug lab and storage were found in Zaltbommel.
The police also raided locations in Venlo, Odiliapeel, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Schijndel, Uden and Velden. What was found has not been revealed as yet.
A man was shot in killed in the Eindhoven residential neighborhood Strijp on Thursday morning. A passerby found the victim in a car parked on Den Bult street and called the police around 8:00 a.m., AD reports.
Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were deployed to the scene immediately, but the man could not be saved. He died at the scene.
The body was found in a classic Mercedes. A glass was found on the ground, next to the passenger side of the car, according to the newspaper.
Stephan Wijlaars, the 32-year-old captain of PSV's amateur football team, was found unconscious and severely injured on Hoogstraat in Eindhoven during the early hours of Sunday morning. What happened to him is still a mystery for the police and his family, Omroep Brabant reports.
Wijlaars was extensively treated by first responders at the scene, before being rushed to the trauma center in Tilburg with a serious brain injury.
The police found a total of 19 undocumented migrants on and around a parking lot on the A67 just south of Eindhoven during the early hours of Tuesday morning, ANP reports.
Patrolling officers noticed a delivery van parked on the parking lot. They checked it out and found 13 people in the cargo area. In the woods next to the parking lot, another six people were found, including a child.
The police don't yet know where these undocumented migrants are from. They were taken to a police station in Eindhoven.
The immigration police are investigating.
A woman was seriously injured at football club RKVV Brabantia in Eindhoven on Monday night when she fell from the stadium's stands. She fell several meters to the ground and was rushed to hospital by ambulance, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.
"Nobody knows exactly what happened", Erik Vos, chairman of RKVV Brabantia, said to the newspaper. The woman fell around 8:30 p.m. "It is not known if anyone saw her fall or if someone was with her. The police are investigating and questioned a lot of people."
Controversial imam Fawaz Jneid from The Hague called Rotterdam mayor Ahmad Aboutaleb an 'enemy of Islam' and a renegade Muslim in an hour long preach on social media, reports the Telegraaf, who had the Arabic preach translated to Dutch by a credited interpreter.
The police intercepted a large shipment containing hundreds of skins of snakes, iguanas and other protected reptiles. The shipment, sent from Indonesia to Eindhoven, was destined to become jackets for "notorious" outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Netherlands, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. A suspect was arrested in Eindhoven last week.
Te A67 highway between Eindhoven and Antwerp is closed in both directions near Eersel after a tanker carrying a hazardous, corrosive substance crashed through the middle rail on Friday morning.
The truck was carrying sodium hydroxide, according to Eindhovens Dagblad. The accident happened just after 5:30 a.m. The truck, traveling from the direction of Eindhoven, crashed through the middle rail and toppled. A car then crashed into the truck, causing a leak.
A 37-year-old man from Eindhoven sustained multiple gunshot wounds in a shooting incident at a caravan camp in the city during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police launched an investigation. The perpetrator is still at large, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.
The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. at a caravan camp on Kasteellaan. Responding police officers found blood, but no sign of victim or perpetrator. They alerted the hospitals in the area to keep an eye out for a gunshot victim.
The wastewater in Amsterdam contains the highest concentration of ecstasy residues in Europe, and Eindhoven is in second place, according to a waste water analysis by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction.
The suburbs around the large cities in the Netherlands have relatively many residents with a high income, while the median income in the cities themselves are largely lower than the national average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
Just two days before the start of meteorological spring, temperatures in the Netherlands dropped to below -10 degrees for the first time this winter. A minimum of -10.1 was measured in Eindhoven overnight, Weeronline and Weerplaza report.
Temperatures below -10 degrees Celsius are considered severe frost. Leeuwarden and Enschede also came close to the severe frost line, with overnight temperatures of -9.5 and -9.6 respectively, according to Weerplaza.
A 23-year-old man was found dead in the Dommel river in Eindhoven on Sunday morning. Family members identified him as Nixon Kareth from Boekel to Eindhovens Dagblad. He is the second person to be found dead in the Dommel in less than a week.
Kareth went out with some friends in Eindhoven on Saturday night. At one point he and a friend went outside on Stratumseind and lost sight of each other, according to the newspaper. Around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, a passerby saw a man lying in the water near the Van Abbemuseum and told Kareth's friend about it.
At least 70 boys and young men between the ages of 14 and 22 years are active in prostitution in and around Eindhoven, and not all of them willingly, according to a study by welfare organization Lumens. The municipality of Eindhoven is shocked by these figures, alderman Renate Richters said to Nieuwsuur.
Late last week the police tracked down two bitcoin miners that were stolen from Eindhoven in a home in Vlijmen. A man was arrested for the possession of stolen property, the police announced in a statement on Wednesday.
A bitcoin miner is a powerful computer used to approve global transactions in the bitcoin network. Owners who use their computers for bitcoin mining, are rewarded in the form of bitcoin or other cryptocurrency.
The Eindhoven University of Technology suspended its subsidy to the Eindhovens Studenten Corps due to an inappropriate carnival party arranged by the Aleph fraternity.
A reported kidnapping at the Hotel van der Valk in Eindhoven ended when a responding specialized police team arrested the suspects involved. There were no injuries, and police did not evacuate the hotel, authorities said.
The strike of regional public transportation workers in the Netherlands caused a great deal of problems for travellers on their way to and from the Eindhoven Airport. The strike had been announced on Jan. 2 by the labor unions CNV and FNV, though not everybody was prepared for Thursday's inconvenience.
Six Dutch F-16 fighter jets, supported by a team of 150 people, were deployed this week to the Middle East as part of the international fight against terrorist organization ISIS. The jets departed from the Volkel Air Base on Wednesday morning, and will be stationed at an air base in Jordan.
A team of Dutch and international led by the Technical University - Eindhoven were putting the finishing touches on a gigantic tower of ice under construction since December 13 in Harbin, China. Dubbed the "Flamenco Ice Tower", the 30-meter tall structure was planned for the city's annual ice festival, and included six illuminated staircases made of transparent ice blocks to allow visitors to explore the shell structure.