fugitive

Daniel Burdett, arms smuggling fugitive from Liverpool, England
Dec 27 '19 07:30

After five years on the run, police in The Hague captured one of the United Kingdom's most wanted criminals on Christmas Day. Daniel Burdett, a 28-year-old man from Liverpool, was picked up on "ten charges of conspiracy to import firearms and conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs," the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday.

The Liverpudlian was taken into custody by Dutch officers as he sat down to Christmas dinner at a Hague restaurant. "Delighted with this little Christmas present," said NCA Director General Lynne Owens on social media.

Arrest
Dec 19 '19 16:10

A 33-year-old Hungarian fugitive was arrested in Rotterdam after allegedly fleeing his home country where he was to serve a ten-year prison sentence. The man was captured by police in Rotterdam on Tuesday.

He was convicted in Hungary of “a sexual offense involving a minor,” Dutch police said. He was also sentenced for the possession of child pornography.

Police did not say how the man was discovered in the Netherlands. Hungarian officials asked the Fugitive Active Search Team in the Netherlands to find and arrest the convicted criminal.

Ronald van Z.
Oct 10 '19 08:33

Ronald van Z., a psychiatric prisoner who escaped from a clinic in Nijmegen on Friday, was arrested in an internet cafe in Paris on Wednesday evening, the police said. He is expected to be extradited to the Netherlands in the near future.

Van Z. was convicted of child sex abuse in 2014 and sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric treatment. He was being treated at the Pompekliniek in Nijmigen, from where he escaped while on a supervised bike ride on Friday.

Johannes Bernardus “Harry” van E.
Sep 13 '19 15:00

A man convicted of child sex abuse escaped from the Pompekliniek psychiatric institution during a supervised bike ride on Thursday afternoon. A bulletin announcing his escape, combined with the work of a specialized police team, led to his capture on Friday, police confirmed.

Ridouan Taghi with a sketch aged to show what he may look like today
Jul 24 '19 08:30

Ridouan Taghi, currently the most wanted fugitive in the Netherlands, is almost certainly hiding in Dubai, newspaper De Telegraaf writes based on sources within the Public Prosecution Service. The police and judiciary are convinced that the net is closing around Taghi, the newspaper writes.

Ridouan Taghi with a sketch aged to show what he may look like today
Jul 17 '19 11:00

The police released new sketches of wanted fugitives Ridouan Taghi and Said Razzouki on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. The sketches are aged show what the two fugitives may look like today. The police call on Dutch holidaying abroad to keep an eye out for the two, who are wanted for at least five assassinations in the Netherlands.

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May 30 '19 13:20

A fugitive Dutch man was arrested in Spain on Wednesday. 71-year-old Leonardus 'Lei' B. was sentenced to  life in prison by a Belgian court earlier this month for the murder of his ex-wife ten years ago, RTL Nieuws reports.

In December 2009 B. shot and killed his ex-wife Josee Widdershoven in Vucht out of frustration about their divorce. He then fled. After managing to avoid the authorities for years, the Sittard-born man was finally arrested in Calpe, Spain on Wednesday. 

Police guard in a detention center
May 21 '19 08:08

With the help of a new computer system, the Dutch police managed to track down and detain 585 people who still had to serve a prison sentence in the past seven months. A new app allows police officers to immediately check whether someone they stop still have outstanding penalties against them, and immediately take them into custody if they still have to go to prison, AD reports.

Gavel
Apr 18 '19 13:20

The Public Prosecution Service made a huge blunder. A photo of the most important key witness in the case against Ridouan Taghi, the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands, ended up in the criminal files of all suspects around Taghi, the Prosecutor confirmed to RTL Nieuws after reports in the Telegraaf. 

The police photo of Nabil B. ended up in the files of suspects who are on trail on Thursday for involvement in multiple underworld assassinations. The main suspect in the case is fugitive Ridouan Taghi.

Shahin Ghieybe
Mar 13 '19 13:30

A fugitive convict who the police placed on the national wanted list last week, is seemingly taunting the police with pictures and videos of himself enjoying his freedom on holiday. The man, 35-year-old Shahin Gheiybe, posted a video on Instagram in which he says he is enjoying the nice weather. The police showed the video on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

"You must not believe everything that is said about me in the media. The truth is very different", Gheiybe said on the video. The police believe the video was shot in Iran.

Dutch police officer
Jan 17 '19 10:50

An exam assignment for Police Academy students in Rotterdam led to the arrest of a suspect who has an outstanding prison sentence of eight years in Albania. What the man was convicted of in the Balkan country, the police did no say, AD reports. 

For the assignment, the police officers in training organized a check on Willemsplein with the Tax Authority. In addition to the fugitive's arrest, the action also yielded over 57 thousand euros in outstanding debts, 10 fines, two confiscated knives, a confiscated firearm, and 13 confiscated cars.

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Sep 7 '18 11:10

A psychiatric prisoner escaped from the Pompekliniek in Nijmegen on Wednesday evening and is still at large, a spokesperson for the clinic confirmed to newspaper AD.

The man did not officially escape from the clinic itself. He was out on leave, but never returned. The man was previously transferred for fleeing during a leave period, the spokesperson said. He would give no further information about the escaped man.

aanhouding-op-straat
Aug 30 '18 14:20

Former drug baron 73-year-old Kobus L. was arrested in a home in Roosendaal on Wednesday. The Rotterdam man was on the run after he was convicted of manslaughter in July for killing his son-in-law four years ago. L. is now in custody, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

L. has to serve 12 years in prison for his son-in-law's death.

Aug 16 '18 11:30

Dozens of convicted criminals are still receiving benefits, despite having an outstanding prison sentence against their names, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research. The police and judiciary can't find them to arrest them, but social services and benefits agency UWV know how to find them to pay their benefits, the broadcaster writes. 

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Feb 9 '18 09:25

An Italian fugitive was arrested by the Amsterdam- and Italian police on the KNSM island on Thursday afternoon. According to the police, there is an international arrest warrant for the man, who still has to serve seven years in prison in Italy.

The man was arrested on Venetiehof around 4:00 p.m., according to NU.nl. The Amsterdam police deployed a SWAT team for the arrest. He will soon be extradited to Italy, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

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Oct 23 '17 10:40

The police arrested eight people on the Droomgaard camp ground in Kaatsheuvel during a large-scale check over the weekend. One detainee had an outstanding prison sentence, and two others had outstanding fines, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Sep 29 '17 14:50

The Amsterdam police arrested 19-year-old fugitive Luciano D. in Nieuw-West on Thursday afternoon. The young man has been on the run since he escaped during supervised leave from youth detention in June, Het Parool reports. 

The police responded to Jacob van Maerlantstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West after a reported burglary. There officers spotted a group of young men. When they asked the young men to identify themselves, one gave a false name. The officers confronted him with this and he ran off. The other young men boxed the officers in to give him chance to get away. 

arrestatieteam-at
Jul 4 '17 08:32

A Belgian fugitive was arrested in Rotterdam on Monday, eight years after he violently escaped from a Belgian prison. Mustapha L. is considered one of the most wanted criminals in Belgium, RTL Nieuws reports.

L. was sentenced to six years in prison. He and two other detainees escaped a Belgian prison on March 15th, 2009 by taking three prison guards hostage. The guards were overpowered during a walk and threatened with a knife. In order not to endanger their hostage colleagues, other guards let the three prisoners out of jail. They fled on foot.

Police guard in a detention center
May 4 '17 13:40

Terrence de V., an internationally sought fugitive for a murder in Suriname, was arrested with 140 kilos of cocaine in Amsterdam last year. But due to a mistake, the Dutch authorities did not know that De V. is wanted by the Suriname police. He was released to await his trial in freedom, and disappeared without a trace, Het Parool reports.

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Apr 26 '17 17:00

Politicians, police and police unions responded with indignation to news that cocaine trafficker Cetin G. disappeared without a trace. He cut through his ankle monitor and went into hiding in December. Why was this man, on trial and then convicted for trafficking 15 thousand kilos of cocaine, only being guarded by an ankle monitor, they want to know.

Police
Apr 26 '17 10:44

The police and judiciary are looking for cocaine trafficker Cetin G., the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NOS. The Prosecutor believes C. cut through his ankle monitor and went into hiding.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Apr 20 '17 12:50

The Dutch police don't do enough to find "small-time" fugitive criminals, according to a study commissioned by Police and Science. Fugitives guilty of serious crime are actively sought, but hardly anything is done to find three quarters of the 11 thousand fugitives in the Netherlands, the researchers conclude. Most of these fugitives have to serve a sentence of 2 months or less, NOS reports.

arrestatieteam-at
Feb 27 '17 11:10

Escaped criminal Elias A. was arrested by a SWAT team in Etten-Leur on Friday, more than five weeks after he escaped police custody in Rotterdam, Weekblad De Bode reports.

The 24-year-old fugitive escaped police custody while visiting a hospital in Rotterdam on January 18th, despite still being handcuffed. He is a suspect in two shootings, one kidnapping and a violent robbery.

Armed and dangerous Elias Adachour escaped police custody at the Sint Franciscus Gasthuis in Rotterdam, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 25 '17 13:40

Double shooting suspect Elias Adahchour, who escaped police custody during a hospital visit in Rotterdam on January 18th, was placed on the national wanted list on Tuesday, ANP reports.

The national wanted list consists of the most wanted suspects and convicts in the Netherlands. It lists their full names as well as a recognizable photo.

The police received dozens of tips about the fugitive, and investigated each one. But so far he is still at large.

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