Three men from Bergen op Zoom were arrested at the Lage Zwaluwe train station last week for trying to smuggle 24 kilograms of cocaine out of the country, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. They are also suspected of money laundering. The cocaine was found in suitcases hidden on a freight train headed for Milan, Italy.
There will be no trains traveling between Brabant and Zuid-Holland from after morning rush hour on Tuesday due to emergency repairs to the rails on the Moerdijkbrug. Some 75 thousand people use that railway route every day
The Zeeland-West-Brabant police dismantled six cannabis plantations containing 1,440 plants on Tuesday. Five suspects were arrested. All plants were confiscated.
The police launched an investigation into the death of a 14-year-old boy from Lage Zwaluwe. They boy was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning
Corporal Gijsbert Spandonk from Lage Zwaluwe, who died in May 1940, was reburied with military ceremony at the Military Field of Honor Grebberg in Rhenen yesterday.