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Sep 1 '17 12:00

The charges against 22-year-old Jimmy F. from Zevenbergen, who is in custody in connection with a terrorist threat in Rotterdam, were scaled down to only incitement. The Public Prosecutor still suspects him of , but the magistrate found that there is too little evidence for this charge, NOS reports.

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Jun 8 '17 13:55

The 14-year-old boy suspected of sexually assaulting and killing 14-year-old on Friday last week, made a statement to the judiciary in which he confessed to both charges, the Public Prosecutor said on Twitter. He was remanded into custody for two weeks, the magistrate ruled on Thursday. According to the magistrate, there is currently sufficient suspicion to keep him in custody.

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May 10 '17 16:20

The Public Prosecutor wants to keep 30 men and boys arrested during the riots that broke out after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior on Sunday, in custody for another two weeks. Should the Prosecutor get his way, they will miss Feyenoord's last chance of winning the Dutch title in a match against Heracles this coming Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 45. They are all suspected of throwing fireworks, stones or whatever they had to hand at police officers in Rotterdam following the Feyenoord-Excelsior match. 

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Apr 7 '17 09:03

All fi of on Sunday were released from custody on Thursday. They are still considered suspects.

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Mar 2 '17 12:55

CDA treasurer in Leende Wim van der P. denies that he is involved with a in a warehouse at his home last week. On Wednesday the 51-year-old man said that he rented the warehouse out and that he is just as shocked and surprised by the discovery of the drug lab as everyone else, ANP reports.

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Mar 3 '16 08:25

The Public Prosecutor sees the incident in which a suspect threw a Molotov cocktail at a mosque in Enschede on Saturday as an act of terrorism. The perpetrator, a 33 year old man from Enschede, is officially suspected of attempted arson with terrorist intent, the prosecutor stated on Wednesday

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Dec 23 '15 15:05

The Public Prosecutor wants to keep six of the 14 people arrested in the anti-asylum center riots in Geldermalsen last week in custody for another two weeks.

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Oct 28 '15 16:00

Police in Rotterdam found 1 million euros in cash in the trunk of a car at a gas station along the A13 on Sunday night. Officers arrested the driver and confiscated the cash. The man will appear before the magistrate on Wednesday facing charges of money laundering.

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Oct 12 '15 15:37

A total of ten people were arrested in Utrecht on Sunday after a demonstration organized by anti-Islam movement Pegida Nederland got out of hand. All but one of these suspects have since been released.

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Oct 5 '15 15:32

Nearly 20 years to the day after Nicole van den Hurk went missing, the lawyer for 48-year-old Jos de G., suspected in the teen's rape and murder, maintained his innocence in court on Monday. De G. was arrested in 2014 after his DNA matched trace evidence found on the victim.

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Sep 14 '15 14:54

Turkey is refusing to cooperate in the investigation into suspicions of pedophile activities of former Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Justice Joris Demmink. It is believed that the 67 year old Demmink raped two minor boys in Turkey in the 90's.

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Apr 22 '15 07:00

Rotterdam detectives seized over a million euros from homes and business of a suspicious customs officer and his acquaintances, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) states.The investigation turned up 1.17 million euros in cash in shopping bags during a search of the customs officer's home in ’s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland,

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Apr 17 '15 13:30

The police solved more than 20 cases of extortion with the arrest of a 35 year old suspect from the municipality of Borger-Odoorn. The suspected extorted more than 40 thousand euros from his victims.

Apr 9 '15 17:31

One of the two suspects apprehended in connection with the gruesome murder of Rudi Schouten in Breda is the victim's brother, reports Omroep Brabant. Schouten was the victim of stabbing, ax hits and shooting in a parking lot on Cypresstraat last Friday.

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Apr 7 '15 13:50

The drug dealer suspected of selling white heroin as cocaine will remain in custody for two weeks, the court in Amsterdam decided after his arraignment this morning. The magistrate decided that there are enough "serious objections" against him to keep him in custody, Volkskrant reports.

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Dec 22 '14 09:51

Two of the three suspects arrested for the shooting incident in Enschede on Wednesday, were released on Sunday. The remain suspects in the investigation.

Oct 31 '14 08:07

On Monday the military police arrested two 19 year old women at Rotterdam The Hague airport. According to the Public Prosecutor, they were planning to travel to Syria via Turkey and join the armed struggle.

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Oct 20 '14 12:41

A total of 455 kilograms of heroin was found during a search of two houses and a car in Rotterdam on Wednesday. Two men have been arrested.

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Oct 20 '14 12:11

The so called "back hacking law", the legislative proposal cybercrime II, will be submitted to the Second Chamber early next year.

Jan 31 '14 04:32

A study of the Dutch Association for Justice (NVvR), among 684 of its members, shows half of the judges and prosecutors of justice fear the increasing workload may lead to judicial errors, reported NRC Handelsblad.

Aug 28 '13 03:17

Cases against drug smugglers who are arrested at Schiphol will be handled through the new speedy trial method, starting September 1st.

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