Koninklijke Marechaussee

Ambulance
Jan 30 '18 07:50

Two soldiers were injured in an accident at Volkel airbase on Monday evening. One was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. There was a collision and the soldiers ended up in a ditch with their off-road vehicle, a spokesperson for the Koninklijke Marechaussee said to newspaper AD.

Several ambulances and a trauma helicopter responded to the airbase. The seriously injured soldier was rushed to hospital. The Marechaussee spokesperson could not tell AD whether he is in mortal danger. The other soldier sustained only minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

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Jan 29 '18 12:20

A crew member of TUIfly was arrested at Schiphol Airport on Saturday on suspicion of drug trafficking from Curacao. The Koninklijke Marechaussee confirmed that someone was arrested, but would give no further details, the Telegraaf reports.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border control and airport security. "The investigation is ongoing", is all that a spokesperson would say to the Telegraaf. 

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Jan 16 '18 09:59

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is calling for more supervision and security at small airports in the Netherlands, Trouw reports. The lack of supervision at the 11 smaller airports in the country makes them vulnerable to drug- and human trafficking, according to the newspaper.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security.

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Jan 1 '18 12:20

A Flybe plane flying from Hamburg to Birmingham made an unscheduled landing at Schiphol airport on Sunday afternoon because of two misbehaving passengers, Het Parool reports.

The passengers behaved so badly that the pilot felt the safety of the flight was at risk and decided to make an unscheduled landing at the Amsterdam airport, a spokesperson for the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security - said to the newspaper.

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Dec 28 '17 13:59

The police evacuated all passengers from a train stopped near Oldenzaal station over a "suspicious situation" on Thursday afternoon. The area around the station is closed down. Police officers, sniffer dogs, and the Koninklijke Marechaussee are at the scene to investigate exactly what is going on, the Oldenzaal police said on Twitter.

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Dec 18 '17 09:48

Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security, Deputy Prime Minister Carola Schouten and acting Amsterdam mayor Jozias van Aartsen attended a Hanukkah celebration on Scheldeplein in Amsterdam's Rivierenbuurt on Sunday evening.

49,000 liters of formamide, used to make speed, found in Waspik, 7 Nov 2017
Nov 8 '17 11:00

The police raided dozens of address in the south of the Netherlands and in Belgium on Tuesday as part of a major operation against synthetic drugs, called Operation Impact. Five people were arrested, three in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, NOS reports.

The operation involved the police, Public Prosecutor, Tax Authority, Koninklijke Marechaussee and dozens of municipalities. Raids were done in Mariahout, Tilburg, Waspik and Weert, based on information from ongoing investigations and reports to municipalities and hotlines. 

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Nov 6 '17 09:01

Ferry company Stena Line installed cameras on the driveways to its ferry to England in an attempt to easier spot stowaways trying to sneak to England by climbing onto the axes of trucks, AD reports. 

According to the company, this measure is not only for preventing people illegally crossing to the United Kingdom, but also for safety. So far there have been no accidents involving a stowaway on the axis of a truck. "But it's life threatening", Marcel van der Vlugt of Stena said to newspaper AD. "What if you fall from the axis? Then you're under the truck."

Dutch soldiers
Nov 2 '17 07:54

Three Dutch soldiers left their unit in Schaarsbergen in 2014 because they were assaulted, bullied, extorted, abused and one was raped, the Volkskrant reports. Some of these incidents happened during hazing. Four soldiers from the same unit were punished. One of the victims filed a police declaration about the incidents two weeks ago, according to the newspaper.

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Oct 25 '17 07:42

A Lieutenant Colonel in charge of border control at Schiphol airport, was arrested late last week for assaulting a soldier in training. The Lieutenant Colonel's wife accused the cadet of assaulting her during officers training, but that assault was covered up, the Lieutenant Colonel's lawyer Michael Ruperti told newspaper AD.

William Marlin
Oct 23 '17 08:44

Sint Maarten prime minister William Marlin rejected the Netherlands' conditions for emergency aid to the island following hurricane Irma, Trouw reports. In a letter to Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Marlin wrote that Sint Maarten can not agree to the conditions by the deadline of October 31st, but that he is open to come to the Netherlands to discuss other conditions .

Schiphol
Oct 2 '17 14:10

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam must immediately start working on improving its infrastructure on the ground, KLM CEO Peter Elbers said to the Telegraaf. "There is still a shortage of parking positions, taxiways and Marechaussee officers. Security passages also need to be broadened", Elbers said. 

"I notice that there is a lot of attention to issues that only surfaced over the past years, such as the new terminal. But let's not forget that much needs to be done in the short term", the KLM CEO said to the newspaper.

Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Commander Tom Middendorp visit Dutch soldiers on NATO mission in Lithuania, 10 Apr 2017
Sep 27 '17 08:07

Last year there were five investigations within the Dutch Armed Forces into possible radicalization of employees, ANP reports based on documents received from Defense at the news wire's request. Three of the investigations concluded that the involved employees were not radicalized. The other two are still ongoing.

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Sep 20 '17 14:10

The Binnenhof in The Hague was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after the discovery of a suspicious package. All entrances to the square that holds the Netherlands' government and parliament buildings were blocked by police officers and Koninklijke Marechaussee. According to AD reporter Lex de Jonge, it was a false alarm.

The Ministry of Defense in The Hague
Sep 15 '17 10:30

The Ministry of Defense will be "under siege" from its own staff on Friday. Soldiers will block all entrances and exits of the Ministry's building in a labor action for better working conditions, the military unions announced, ANP reports.

Defense's military and civilian workers have been without a collective bargaining agreement since 2013, according to the news wire. Negotiations for a new agreement stranded in the spring. The unions rejected a final offer by the Ministry, which included a wage increase of 2 percent and money for training.

Police
Sep 15 '17 08:21

The Dutch police still do too little to fight corruption within their own ranks, according to an investigation by the Ministry of Security and Justice's Scientific Research and Documentation Center, NOS reports.

Police officer screening is still not properly done, according to the researchers. "Ever fewer employees are subject to the heavier forms of screening", the report reads. The screening investigations are also less detailed than in the past and too few interim screenings are done. 

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Sep 13 '17 11:20

Press photographer Chris Keulen was arrested in Limburg on Sunday for refusing to hand over his camera and photos to the police, ANP reports. This happened while he was reporting on noise problems caused by NATO aircraft.

Keulen took photos of a local activist and an American soldier in civilian clothing coming to blows during an argument near the NATO base Geilenkirchen. After the fight, Keulen went to the police station to give a witness statement. He was asked to hand over his photos, but he refused, appealing to press freedom.

First plane lands at battered Princess Juliana Airport on Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 08:26

The emergency aid for Sint Maarten is finally on its way after Hurricane Irma caused devastation on the island on Wednesday. A plane managed to land at the battered Princess Juliana International Airport and the first Dutch navy ship unloaded its emergency supplies.

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Aug 21 '17 08:13

The number of people prosecuted for human trafficking in the Netherlands last year, was a quarter lower than the year before, NRC reported on Monday based on figures from the Council for the Judiciary. This does not necessarily mean that human trafficking decreased, but rather that the police are giving priority to other crimes, experts said to the newspaper.

Last year 103 people were convicted of human trafficking, compared to 139 in 2015 and 156 in 2013. 

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Aug 15 '17 08:30

If go-slow actions at the airports in Eindhoven and Rotterdam this week don't push the Ministry of Defense to come up with a better collective agreement for Koninklijke Marechaussee officers, labor actions at Schiphol airport may be the next step, the Marechaussee unions announced, Het Parool reports. 

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Aug 8 '17 08:37

A 40-year-old man from Boxtel was arrested at Schiphol airport on Saturday. The man still has to serve a 10 year long prison sentence imposed on him for a drug crime, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Monday.

The man arrived at the airport on a flight from Canada. When a Marechaussee officer checked him, the officer realized that the man is wanted by the authorities for an outstanding prison sentence of 3,650 days. 

Marechaussee
Aug 4 '17 07:27

Travelers departing from the airports in Eindhoven and Schiphol today may face longer lines at the passport checks due to labor actions by the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border protection, including at airports and harbors.

The Marechaussee officers will check every passport slowly and painstakingly thoroughly on Friday. This can cause delays for travelers.

Marechaussee
Jul 31 '17 17:00

The joint unions of Defense personnel are planning labor actions twice this week. Friday's action may result in longer than usual queues at the airports in Eindhoven and Rotterdam, ANP reports.

On Friday the Koninklijke Marechaussee will perform extra strict and thorough passport checks at these airports. This may cause longer queues and extra inconvenience for passengers. The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, including at airports and harbors.

Schiphol
Jul 17 '17 11:10

A 35-year-old man from Haarlem was arrested by the Koninklijke Marechaussee for flying a drone at Schiphol Airport. Flying drones near the airport is forbidden, as it can put air traffic in danger, ANP reports.

With the increasing use of drones, the rules of where they can and cannot be used also increased. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment published a map showing the areas where drone flying is banned.

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