Hanneke Ekelmans

Police officer holding a cannabis plant
Jan 10 '19 11:30

Groups from the Noord-Brabant criminal underworld threatened to murder a police officer from the Zeeland-West-Brabant unit. The threatened cop is active in the fight against drug crime in Noord-Brabant, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to NU.nl.

The police did not say exactly what function the threaten cop holds. The 3,500 employees of the unit were informed about the threat on Wednesday. The police are investigating.

To make it clear that the police are aware of threat, discussions were held wit the criminal gangs in the area on Wednesday. No one was arrested. 

Osdorp assassination
Feb 25 '16 11:09

Almost all Amsterdan crime-lords' sons end up in a life of crime themselves, according to research done by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The researchers studied the families of 25 famous Amsterdam criminals and found that 9 out of 10 of the sons were already in trouble with the law

Lucas Boom murder in Zaandam
Jun 29 '15 11:15

The police need to be able to temporarily accommodate possible targets of gang assassinations somewhere safe, similar to what is currently done with mentally disturbed people.

Feb 9 '15 17:09

Three men were arrested by special police task forces in Amsterdam on Friday as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal possession of weaponry. The three were in possession of heavy firearms and grenades at the time of their arrest, police said Monday.

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