One of two Dutch men arrested for dealing drugs at popular music festival Sziget in Budapest, Hungary, is 21-year-old Roelf B. - a top sprinter who formed part of the Dutch relay team in the European Championship for athletes under the age of 23, AD reports.
Two Dutch men were arrested at the Sziget festival in Hungary over the weekend on suspicion of drug dealing. Local news site 444 called the arrest the "biggest drug bust ever" at the festival.
A total of 451 bottles of narcotics, 128 grams of cannabis and a kilogram of ecstasy pills were confiscated from the 21- and 22-year-old suspects, according to NU.nl. The drugs have a street value of around 15 thousand euros. The police also found over 500 price lists on the suspects and at the festival, 444 reports.
GroenLinks wants ecstasy to be removed from criminal hands by having the government regulate the drug's production, parliamentarian Kathalijne Buitenweg said to the Volkskrant.
"The government does not have to make the pills itself, but the government must want to take control", she said to the newspaper. She recommends a permit system with controlled production, so that only pills that meet quality requirements are available. "I say it because of public health, but also because we have to do something about the frighteningly growing power of criminals."
On Tuesday the police recovered seven valuable paintings that were stolen from a resident of Voerendaal. The paintings include works by Mondriaan, Mesdag, Tischbein and V. Kulagina, among others, and are worth hundreds of thousands of euros, the police said in a statement on Thursday. Three suspects were arrested.
The police raided a dozen locations in Oost-Brabant, Limburg and Gelderland early on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the trade of chemicals and narcotics. Five suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.
The raids started at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Police officers stormed homes and storage units in Geldrop, Helmond, Someren, Venlo, Venray, Nieuw Bergen and Velddriel. The police are still searching through these locations, and expect that this will take up a large part of the day.
A man was wounded in a shooting on Groepstraat in Rotterdam on Monday night, the police said on Twitter. This was the fifth shooting incident in Rotterdam over the past six days.
The shooting happened around 9:00 p.m. The victim was shot in the legs, according to the police. He was taken to hospital. Two suspects were arrested. The police are investigating their involvement in this incident.
Three former members of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender decided to break the club's code of silence and tell their story to the Telegraaf and the police. They paint a scary picture of the club enriching itself by expelling members in order to extort them, debts of members being recovered from their family and friends, and recruitment specifically for drug connections.
A 37-year-old police officer from the Zeeland-West-Brabant corps was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of leaking confidential information to a third party, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. He is also suspected of possession and dealing of narcotics.
A 43-year-old man from Zierikzee was also arrested in the same investigation. He is suspected of trading in hard drugs. Three addresses were searched, though the prosecutor did not say if anything of consequence was found.
Bystanders rescued a 21-year-old woman from sexual assault by a drugged up man on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal on Saturday night. The perpetrator was handed over to the police and arrested
Eight people were arrested in Tilburg on Tuesday as part of a large investigation into narcotics trade. Six are still in custody. The other two, hard drug buyers, were released after questioning, the police announced in a statement.
Three Dutch people were arrested on Tuesday in a large joint investigation with the United States into drug trade via illegal online market places on the so-called Dark Web, the police announced on Friday.
The main suspect is a 28-year-old man from Broek op Langedijk. He is suspected of trading and exporting "substantial quantities" of narcotics and money laundering. A 29-year-old man from Nieuwe Niedorp and a 26-year-old man from Alkmaar were also arrested on suspicion of involvement in this trafficking. All three are still in custody and will be arraigned on Friday.
Nearly 1,100 kilograms of illegal narcotics was found hidden in a shipment of pineapple juice, police said on Tuesday. The drugs, believed to be cocaine, has an estimated street value of between 25 and 30 million euro.
The police fire shots in three separate arrests over the past seven days in Elsendorp, Rotterdam and Oldenzaal. Suspects were wounded in two of these arrests. The Rijksrecherche, the police department that handles internal investigations, is investigating all three shootings, as is customary whenever the police fire their weapons.
The 48-year-old police detective that was arrested on September 29 of this year for suspectedly selling police investigation information to criminals, has also been found with 235 thousand euros in cash in his possession, reported the Public Prosecutors’ (OM) website. He is also suspected of corruption, money laundering and dereliction of his duties.
The Amsterdam police arrested four people and seized a number of vehicles during a police raid in two hangars in the industrial estate De Heining in the Westelijk Havengebied on Tuesday.
The police performed raids at several locations in Venlo and in Grubbenvorst, Germany as part of an investigation into the the international trade and possession of narcotics. Five people were arrested
A wild police car chase through Friesland led to the arrest of three suspects on Sunday night. The suspects were driving a car that was stolen in Heerenveen the night before.
A 42 year old woman and her 20 year old son was caught smuggling 500 thousand euros in cash in their checked luggage through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam last month. The cash was hidden between clothes and magazines.
Police confiscated 105 kilograms of narcotics during a search of a house in Rotterdam last nigh
Dutch customs officials went bananas after discovering 280 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a Colombian banana shipment. The drugs were estimated as having a street value of about 14 million euros, a release from the Dutch government states.
On Tuesday the police arrested the driver of the car that exploded in Veghel on October 31st. The 44 year old man, Edwin K., was arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics that were found in a House in Veghel.
On Tuesday, September 30th, the police arrested four people at a commercial building on Kalmoesstraat, Eindhoven, on suspicion of trafficking in narcotics.
Five suspects have been apprehended in Rotterdam over the last few weeks by the police. Goods and money worth around €1 million was seized in the operations.