European Union police force have made more than a thousand arrests, representing the biggest ever co-ordinated crackdown on organized crime. Operation Archimedest which was coordinated by Europol from The Hague, arrested 1,027 people, including 80 Dutch citizens involved in the theft of luxury cars.
A Dutch human trafficker has been arrested in Germany. The 51 year old man brought five Syrian refugees from Italy to Germany.
Amsterdam Mayor Ebehard van der Laan decided not to renew the permit of a major prostitution business in the Wallen. This means that 47 window brothels will have to close.
On Friday August 15th two men, age 21 and 25, were arrested in Leeuwarden on suspicion of human trafficking. Two women, age 16 and 17, were also arrested for having false travel documentation. All four suspects are of Romanian descent.
Police have controlled around one hundred prostitutes in a national anti-human trafficking operation involving 220 policemen. Six arrests were made in this action, some of which are directly related to human trafficking and illegality.
A proposal by the PVV to hold a vote of confidence on Security and Justice Secretary Fred Teeven was slapped down by Members of Parliament in the Tweede Kamer.
The PVV wants to have a Parliament debate about the increased number of asylum seekers coming into the country. According to PVV- MP Sietse Fritsma, the party may present state secretary Fred Teeven of Security and Justice with a vote of no confidence.
Authorities in the Netherlands are not doing enough to tackle the issue of human trafficking. With the information available, the police, Royal Military Police (marechaussee) and labour inspection should be working harder to stem the problem, according to a report from the National Human Trafficking Reporter, which minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice will receive today.
Dutch rapper Jay Zakelijk (21) from Roermond is going to prison for multiple cases of human trafficking as well as sexual abuse.
Human smuggling and human trafficking have increased significantly over the past 2 years, according to the Commander of the Royal Military Police, Hans Leijtens.
Last year, the Royal Military Police encountered a hefty rise in cases of human trafficking and smuggling, busting 175 cases of person smuggling in 2013, a 25 percent increase from the year before, the NOS reports.
Anti-human trafficking groups will spend the next three years tackling occurrences such as exploitation at work and hazards in the world of prostitution, according to an announcement by minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice).
Police have dismantled a two-man operation that pimped out Brazilian and Romanian women in Westerveld, a parish in Drenthe.
The Royal Military Police from the Northeast border brigade arrested 3 men during a mobile surveillance security (MTV) check on the A-37 for suspected human trafficking, Monday afternoon.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features a major newspaper and a politician apologizing for racial blunders after Mandela's death, the wife of a sailor who is devastated after her husband goes missing, the raid on former Curaçao Prime Minister Schotte's house, Amsterdam's canal water being bottled up, human trafficking and prostitution in the Dutch Caribbean, and Minister Timmermans who doesn't feel like doing the dirty work for other European countries.
The Second Chamber has adopted a ChristianUnion motion to initiate an independent inquiry into human trafﬁcking and prostitution in the Dutch Caribbean.
Seven Hungarian suspects of human trafficking heard a prison sentence of up to nine years. The men, aged between 24 and 36 years, exploited prostitutes, according to the Public Prosecutor in The Hague
Till the end of this year visitors to the Red Light District are informed about the abuses in the Red Light District and other red light districts. The CDA wants the trafficking in women and prostitution to be denounced, reports Metro
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: two mechanics killed in a fire in a wind turbine, the Filipino Sweety attracts a thousand child molesters, an F-16 damages a control tower, eight police officers injured by soccer fans, Labour support for F-35 purchases, and the permanent Body World's exhibition.
A 43-year-old Hungarian was arrested in Alkmaar Tuesday, suspected of human trafficking. Earlier this week, three Limburg locals were already arrested on suspicion of the same, announced the Public Prosecution Thursday.
The Netherlands Police will strengthen its existing cooperation with Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Related Matters (NAPTIP) to battle human trafficking.
Three men from Heerlen have been arrested because they would have been guilty of human trafficking.
Prostitution boats at the Utrecht Zandpad have to close on Thirsday. Window Operator Wegra had asked the court in Utrecht to come back on the decision of the municipality to close the boats. However, the administrative judge rejected that request.
The boats have to be closed on Thursday morning at 9:00am because Wegra would be involved in human trafficking. For the same reason Utrecht closed previously boats of two other operators.
The closure of the boats puts 200 women out of a job. At Wegra about 28 jobs are at risk.