The Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested two men from France on the A16 highway in Hazeldonk for money laundering on Tuesday. One of them had 33 thousand euros in cash hidden in his underpants, the Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, said on Facebook.
A Dutch father and his two sons were arrested in Belgium and Spain over the past weeks for smuggling 3,300 kilograms of cocaine into the Netherlands through the port of Antwerp. The cocaine was seized in a warehouse in Hazeldonk in January 2017. All three suspects have been extradited to the Netherlands and are in custody, the police said in a statement.
Trucks with expensive cargo are increasingly targeted by gangs, especially in the southern parts of the Netherlands. These gangs empty the trucks' trailers while they're parked in parking lots, or even while they are moving, according to the annual Transport Crime report the police published on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.
A 77-year-old man was one of three caught red-handed unloading nearly 4 thousand kilos of cocaine in Hazeldonk last week, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, "drug grandpa" Jan B. from Wernhout is no stranger to the police in the world of hard drugs and has been arrested several times in connection with drug cases over the years.
The Dutch police discovered three stowaways in the loading compartment of a Spanish fruit truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Thursday afternoon. All three stowaways are African men, two from Eritrea and one from Sudan.
Emergency services rushed to rescue a family after their car got stuck between two trucks in a collision on the A16 near Breda on Monday morning. The family, consisting of mother, father and two young children, were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown.
Three asylum seekers were discovered hiding in a Portuguese refrigerated truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing in Breda on Tuesday morning. The police believe that the asylum seekers, two Iraqis and one Iranian, sneaked into the truck at a resting place in Lille, France.
Amsterdam rapper Appa was arrested on a parking lot at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Wednesday afternoon. The rapper, real name Rachid El Ghazoui, tweeted about the experience, calling the arrest "racism".