Since the border security and patrols in the Netherlands were strengthened in September, the number of human trafficking arrests increased from an average of 14 per month to an average of 23 per month. A total of 80 suspects were arrested since September
Two Syrian men have been arrested in Eindhoven on suspicion of large-scale human trafficking to the Netherlands. The marechaussee, a policing force working as a branch of the military, believe that the suspects smuggled hundreds of refugees into the country from Greece, Austria and Hungary.
The marechaussee, military police, is stepping up security near the borders in an attempt to stop undocumented migration. More and more migrants are trying to get to England via the Netherlands by hiding in containers and trucks.
The number of refugees that has been arrested while trying to travel from Hoek van Holland to Britain is already as high as the number arrested throughout the whole of 2014.
A co-pilot who was under the influence of alcohol was arrested at Schiphol airport on Sunday morning.
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.
Police Chief Gerard Bouman is positive about the Cabinet's decision to had some of the police's security tasks over to the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Military Police), the police write on their website.
The government will deploy more marechaussees (military police) because of the increasing terrorism threat, RTL Nieuws reports. This is according to a government letter that will appear today
The Marechaussee (military police) and Customs have arrested three men at Schiphol Airport on suspicion of narcotics smuggling.
The Ministry of Security and Justice announced yesterday that a Dutch military transport aircraft, carrying more remains of victims of the disaster flight MH17, will land on Eindhoven Air Base on Friday.
The union for Coast Guard personnel (NAPB) reported that the Dutch Coast Guard in the Caribbean part of the kingdom no longer patrols in the territorial waters around Bonaire and Curacao.
The Ukrainian parliament agreed today to allow a police mission to come into the country and travel to the MH17 crash site. Ukraine will also observe a 24-hour cease fire between the rebel separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine.
The Cabinet will not be sending a military mission to Ukraine after all, Prime Minister Rutte said at a press conference on Sunday. Rutte says that the area is too explosive, and the mission could cause other countries to become involved in the conflict between the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government.
Minister Frans Timmermans and his Australian Foreign Affairs colleague Julie Bishop arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine Friday morning to visit with the forensic team in the area.
The biggest group of the Dutch soldiers part of the UN mission bound for Mali are departing on Tuesday.
Customs officers at Schiphol found 360,000 euros in the rods of three suitcases of a Chinese woman. Money was also found behind the screen of her laptop.
The military police at Schiphol arrested a 25-year old man from Jakarta after he opened the emergency exit of an aircraft for no apparent reason.
An exercise at Schiphol airport on Thursday was aborted because someone was seen carrying a firearm.