Some 24 Bulgarian found working at a mushroom farm in Standdaarbuiten, Noord-Brabant on Monday are allegedly victims of a forced labor scheme. The Inspectorate for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) raided the farm while authorities in Bulgaria carried out their own inspections to shut the operation down.
The case of four men suspected of human trafficking appeared in the court in Amsterdam on Monday. These men, who were window operators for a room rental business in the Red Light District, exploited women for a period of 5 years between 2004 and 2010, according to the Public Prosecutor.
Two Hungarian prostitutes who were exploited by pimps in turn exploited three women in the red light district. The human trafficking case, which has been dragging on since 2009, appeared in court on Monday.
The police arrested a 26 year old man from Zeist on suspicion of human trafficking on Tuesday. He allegedly forced a 16 year old girl to have sex with multiple clients for a long period of time.
The number of licensed sex businesses has shown a significant decline in the past few years. Last year there were about 674 sex establishments, compared to 1,127 in 2006.
Shipowner groups and seafarer unions are demanding European Union member states take immediate action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean sea, a joint letter from the associations states. Thousands of people from Northern Africa have tried to cross the sea to Europe on overcrowded boats and 3,500 have already lost their lives since 2014, the letter claims.
The Netherlands and the Philippines have joined forces to intensify the fight against child sex tourism and human trafficking in both countries. The Dutch Public Prosecutor and the Public Prosecutor in the Philippines singed Memorandum of Understanding on the matter this week.
The VVD's plan to abolish the European asylum policy and close the Netherlands' boarders to refugees, has caused some strife with coalition partner PvdA. The PvdA knows about the plan, but is not willing to cooperate in its implementation, NOS reports. PvdA Parliamentarian Attje Kuiken called the plan "unrealistic and unacceptable".
Limburg is again in the news because of forced underage prostitution. According to the Public Prosecutor, two girls aged 14 and 15 from Kerkrade were forced to work as prostitutes for 6 months, NOS reports. Two men from Heerlen are in custody.
At least one person faces deportation from the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, following human trafficking and exploitation controls that were carried out there on Tuesday March 3.
The court in Istanbul today sentenced Shaban B. to 7 years and 9 months in a Turkish prison for human trafficking and participation in a criminal organization, NU reports. B. has appealed the ruling
The number of people arrested for suspicion of human trafficking in the Netherlands has risen by almost 25 percent from 2013, according to figures released by the Ministry of Security and Justice on Friday.
The police in Rotterdam rescued a 15 year old girl from prostitution on Friday. According to the Public Prosecutor, a 20 year old Rotterdam resident has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
The police arrested 7 suspects on Tuesday in various locations in the Netherlands and Hungary during an investigation into human trafficking, forced prostitution and money laundering. The police also found two women who they suspect are victims of human trafficking.
2,741 (violent) incidents were recorded in Dutch asylum centers in the first 6 months of last year. These include 13 suicides, 80 suicide attempts, 124 intimidations and threats, 47 assaults, 58 missing people, 23 hunger strikes, 4 self-immolations and 10 suspicions of human trafficking. In the first half of 2014 there were about 12 thousand asylum seekers in Dutch centers, that number has doubled in the meantime.
Children are increasingly often becoming the victims of crimes such as assault, robbery or vandalism. In 2013, one in five young people aged 15 to 18 was the victim of violence or a crime against property.
An action plan second chamber member Naïma Azough is presenting today to state secretary Martin van Rijn (Public Health) suggests that municipalities be given a bigger role in the care for victims of pimps.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence for a 32 year old man and 26 year old woman from Doetinchem in the court in Arnhem today. The two suspects are suspected of human trafficking.
The Dutch Police have arrested over 110 human trafficking offenders in the last six months. The tackle on human trafficking is therefore "effective", wrote Justice Secretary Fred Teeven in a letter to Tweede Kamer on 24 November.
Four young men from Amsterdam are in court today for the prolonged prostitution of very young girls, including girls of 14 and 15.
The police checked 71 prostitutes during the human trafficking action week that took place from October 8th - 14th. Ten of these prostitutes showed signs of human trafficking.
Men who have sex with prostitutes that have been forced into the role could go to prison for four years if a new bill working its way through Parliament becomes law. Clients who suspect the prostitute is working against her will, but have sex with her anyway, could also be fined up to 20,250 euros.
A 55-year-old Dutchman was arrested in his villa in Boliqueime, Portugal suspected of leading an international prostitution network. The man recruited expensive prostitutes in Paris, London and Amsterdam from over the internet to offer to local clients at a premium price.
On Tuesday morning September 30th, investigators from the Office of Financial and Economic Investigation and the Amsterdam police arrested two men and one woman (between the ages of 40 and 44 years) on suspicion of fraud. The three suspects are the owners of a hotel business in Amsterdam.