The police are looking for a Scottish fugitive in connection with the murder of crime blogger and ex-criminal Martin Kok in 2016. Christopher Hughes is suspected of luring Kok to his murder, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
While not all the violent incidents in Amsterdam Zuidoost over the past weeks can be linked, there is a common thread, Amsterdam police chief Frank Paauw and mayor Femke Halsema said in a city council debate on Thursday. More than conventional measures will be needed to tackle the violence in the district, Halsema said, Het Parool reports.
A police officer was arrested on Monday on suspicion of leaking investigation information to a Moroccan-Dutch criminal organization, NRC reports. According to the newspaper, the officer in question is of Moroccan descent and works at the so-called Safety and Security Department, tasked with providing security to the royal family and threatened politicians like Geert Wilders, among others.
The police found firearms and ammunition on the grounds of a lumber company in Brunssum on Wednesday. The owner of the company, Frenk W., made headlines last year when he buried his deceased wife in their garden, the Telegraaf reports.
On Tuesday the police in Zuid-Limburg arrested 14 people on suspicion of involvement in dozens of crimes including car thefts, burglaries, ram raids, handling stolen goods and money laundering. According to the police, all 14 suspects no each other and the crimes were committed by varying smaller groups made up of the various suspects. Most of the crimes were committed in Limburg and across the border in Germany and Belgium in 2016.
The police issued a warning about a gang stealing solar panels off rooftops in Noord-Brabant. Investigators are calling on witnesses to come forward.
Police in Amsterdam arrested a 49-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a postal worker several months ago. The victim was struck several times as he was ending his PostNL shift at about 11 p.m. on February 17 on Australiëhavenweg in the city’s Westelijk Havengebied neighborhood.
Convicted criminal Siegmar Flaneur has been identified as the dead victim of the shooting in Amsterdam-Zuidoost overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.
A 45-year-old man was gunned down while sitting in his car in Amsterdam Zuid just after midnight on Sunday. Police said in a statement they have had previous contact with the man, found killed on Bertelmanstraat.
A highly disconcerted Magda Berndsen of political party D66 has challenged Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten to start assisting police investigate recent street assassinations. The Member of Parliament expressed concern, suggesting that Minister Opstelten does not have his priorities in order.
Benaouf A., found guilty of being an accomplice in the murder of crime boss Najeb Bouhbouh in 2012, has been sentenced by an Amsterdam court to ten years imprisonment.
The outlaw motorcycle club Mongols, one of he most violent motorcycle clubs in the world, has opened a branch in Amsterdam.
Police are calling on the public for help in the investigation of the murder of 34-year-old Derkiaoui van der Meijden on Monday, August 18, in Amsterdam Oost/Zeeburg. Police are requesting anyone who took video footage of the incident to come forward.
A member of the notorious Italian 'Ndrangheta' mob has been arrested in a large-scale sting operation directed at mafia operations in Europe. The 46-year old Marc B., who runs a restaurant in Amsterdam, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement in the mafia, including the delivery of cocaine to the Ndrangheta, De Volkskrant reports.
Two men of 17 and 20 years of age were attacked on Saturday night by a group of six men in the North-Holland town of Kudelstaart. Both men had to be brought to hospital with broken bones in the face, the police report on Sunday.
Motorcycle club Veterans has issued a declaration against Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice. The club believes that the Minister consciously damaged their name by spreading fallacious information about them. The veterans are accusing Opstelten of defamation and abuse.
Tens of thousands of visitors to the traditional Saint Joep market in Sittard furrowed their brows when the marketplace was suddenly overrun with Hells Angels.