Police union ACP is worried that some of the neighborhood watch groups in the Netherlands are taking on a threatening gang-like character, vice president Erwin Koenen said to ANP. Using violence is the "monopoly of the police", and such groups undermine that, he said.
With the International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam, (IDFA), in full swing and industry people roaming the Dutch capital’s streets, there is no denying that documentaries are a hot topic. Especially in times like these they help shape our view of this crazy world.
Nine arrests have been made in connection with more than 500 kilograms of cocaine and 1 million euros in cash. Belgian media has reported that two of the main suspects, Jimmy H. and Abdelilah EM., have been arrested at the port of Antwerp where they helped to collect the drugs.
A thirty-year-old man was arrested for his involvement in two street killings and two attempted assassinations. The man is accused of involvement in the murder of Rinus Moerer (68) in Steenbergen, Noord-Brabant in April 2014, and 44-year-old GGZ mental-health director Rob Zweekhorst, who was shot dead in what investigators maintained was a case of mistaken identity.
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.
Professional gangs are reportedly siphoning large amounts of diesel from trucks. It is estimated that there are hundreds of cases, where some ten thousand liters of diesel have been stolen, the Telegraaf reports.
It is very easy to commit fraud with taxes, the government and the tax authorities have been aware of the problems for years. Member of political party CDA Pieter Omtzigt said this on Twitter.
The criminal youth gangs problem is still not solved. In 2011 Minister Opstelten of Safety and Security aimed to tackle the 89 criminal gangs that were registered by the end of 2010 within two years. The report sent to the House on Tuesday states that his approach was not effective.