The police seized firearms, ammunition, drugs, money and counterfeit money while searching 19 addresses across the Netherlands on Friday, following the arrest of 23 Hell's Angels and Mongols members in Rotterdam on Thursday.
A man with a rifle draped over his shoulder while riding a bicycle through the city center in Tilburg was arrested early Monday morning, police said later in the day. Police initially wanted to stop him for cycling without lights, but the 27-year-old suspect tried to quickly flee the scene on his bike.
A 30-year-old women was taken to an area hospital after she was injured in a shooting at a gun club in Amsterdam’s Westerpark district. “It looks as though the victim has injured herself,” police said in a statement.
Police in Rotterdam arrested five men after a search of a residence on Tuesday turned up a Kalashnikov rifle and a heavy-caliber handgun. Investigators were acting on a tip when they raided the home, and were surprised to find a significant number of bank card skimming devices, along with gloves and tie-rips, the police said in a statement.
Police have seized nearly 24,000 illegal guns, fake guns, starter pistols and ammunition over the past two and half years, with an increase in the number of heavy weapons. Police told NOS that they find this very disconcerting.
The photos of five persons of interest possibly connected to a large weapons seizure over the summer may also be targets of an assassination plot, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday based on information from an anonymous source. Investigators discovered 60 handguns of various type, 36 automatic weapons, a sizable amount of ammunition and nine hand grenades at a warehouse in Nieuwegein this past July, police retold on their weekly television broadcast regarding ongoing criminal investigations.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan ordered the closure of the Tapas Village shisha bar, the city announced Wednesday evening. The cafe is believed to be a stronghold in the criminal underworld, frequently used for gang meetings, and the focal point of an overnight street assassination in the city's Kinkerbuurt neighborhood.
A collector of Kalashnikovs from Hellevoetsluis is permanently losing his collector's license. The Dutch Council of State found it inappropriate for the man to keep 30 automatic guns in his poorly secured house in the small South Holland city, reports AD.
Three suspects in possession of 35 Skorpion sub-machine guns were arrested on December 2 on Julianasingel in Oss, Noord Brabant. Two of the suspects were residents in Oss, of which one a 29 year-old career soldier. The other suspect is a 49 year-old resident of Oss, the third a 27 year-old Pole, without permanent residence.
The Nigerian army has raided the place where the rebels who kidnapped four Dutch in May were hiding. For more than a week, the armed rebels held Jandries Groenendijk, Erhard Leffers, Marianne Vos and the Nigerian environmental activist Sunny Ohefe who lives in The Netherlands.
After discovering ads for weapons and ammunition online, police in Dussen, Noord-Brabant, found that a 51-year-old father and his 20-year-old son were sitting on an entire arsenal of weapons dating back to the Second World War, hidden in their home. They have been arrested.
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.
Police found three stolen cars, three guns and a garden full of exotic animals when they raided warehouse in Capelle West on Tuesday.
More than 60 percent of store owners are pleading for a widening of the Weapons Law to allow for them to keep weapons in their shops in defense against the threat of robbers. One in five store owners questioned already has a weapon under the counter.
One man was injured in a massive fight in the center of Doetinchem, and 35 others arrested.
A Dutch UN employee was wounded and a security guard was killed in an armed robbery on Thursday at the UN worker’s house in Nairobi, Kenya. The two men were shot, and another security guard was tied up in the incident.
Three members of the Bandidos motorcycle club were arrested on Wednesday afternoon in Geleen by the police due to breaking the Arms and Ammunition Law. Three of the Bandidos' cars were also seized, and will be investigated.
Police in The Hague apprehended a 24-year old man on Den Haag Centraal Station on Tuesday. The man was carrying several fire arms, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) report.
The Mobile Unit had to spring into action on Sunday in Amsterdam to keep the order between supporters of Ajax and SC Cambuur.