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Saïd R., the suspected accomplice of crime boss Ridouan Taghi
Feb 7 '20 16:56

The alleged partner of suspected organized crime boss Ridouan Taghi was reportedly arrested in Colombia after evading authorities in the Netherlands for years. Saïd R. is suspected of involvement in a series of street assassinations, failed homicide attempts, and abandoned murder plots known as the Marengo criminal process.

Customs officers near Rotterdam found 350 kg of cocaine
Dec 31 '19 15:40

Customs officials in and around Rotterdam found a total of 775 kilograms of cocaine in three separate investigations. The busts all took place between Friday and Sunday, with authorities taking seven people into custody.

Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, and Telegram apps
Dec 27 '19 09:00

An investigation into the source of threats against specific police officers posted in a Telegram chat group led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man from Papendrecht. The man is suspected of using the app to share photos of the two Rotterdam officers with a message promising money in exchange for personal information about them, according to RTL Nieuws.

Sharing a photo of an officer and seeking out their identity or address is not illegal, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor's Office told the broadcaster. That changes when an actual threat is included with the posting.

Tractors leaving Den Haag after a farmers' protest, 16 Oct 2019
Dec 27 '19 08:00

As much as authorities wanted to prevent tractors and construction vehicles from tying up the highways during protests by farmers and builders in October, law enforcement in the Netherlands was outmatched and unable to prevent it, concedes Linda Bregman, of the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM). It was not "because we didn't want it. Not because we didn't understand the law.

Fred Westerbeke
Dec 23 '19 12:01

The head of the national cases division of the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) is being put forward by top cop Erik Akerboom to become the Chief of Police in Rotterdam. If appointed by Royal Decree, Fred Westerbeke will take over on April 1.

Ridouan Taghi with a sketch aged to show what he may look like today
Dec 20 '19 16:30

Six people arrested on Monday over ties to alleged crime boss Ridouan Taghi were released from custody this week. Five of them, reportedly including Taghi’s sister, were set free on Thursday.

Police at gold theft in Rotterdam, Coolsingel
Dec 20 '19 15:56

A person of interest arrested as part of an investigation into a massive amount of missing gold was released from custody, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said. Gold bars worth millions of euros went missing earlier this year, which authorities revealed as they raided a safety deposit box business in the heart of Rotterdam.

May 17 '17 17:36

A 19-year-old man convicted of joining a terrorist organization to fight on behalf of ISIS was arrested after taking photos and videos inside a Dutch air base. His criminal record was uncovered after an officer from the Marechaussee stopped him on the Volkel air base last Wednesday, as recording images there is forbidden.

The man was released the following Friday, prosecutors confirmed to RTL Nieuws. There was no evidence that he had committed a crime, or that he was planning to do so, prosecutors told the news outlet.

Police, Marechaussee arrest Amsterdam taxi driver
Apr 14 '17 16:18

Police in Amsterdam arrested eight suspects connected to a plot to excessively overcharge taxi passengers picked up at Schiphol Airport. In one case investigated by authorities, a Swedish man was ordered to pay 595 euros for a ride from the airport to Amsterdam city center, a taxi fare that normally costs between 40 and 60 euros.

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Apr 8 '15 17:14

An investigation has begun into the anti-Semitic chants heard during the FC Utrecht against AFC Ajax match last Sunday. The Royal Dutch Football Association's (KNVB) in-house prosecutor specialized in professional football is leading the investigation, stated KNVB in a press release on Wednesday. The Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) on Tuesday had announced the start of an investigation into the chants.

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Mar 30 '15 18:34

The Public Prosecutor in the Hague announced on Monday the decision to appeal the sentence a Noord-Holland court imposed on a 46-year old man for secretly taping girls and women in field hockey locker rooms. The 1.5-year sentence, with eight months suspended, is viewed as too low, particularly as the man was recording girls under 18 years of age.

Warnings in Amsterdam
Nov 28 '14 18:41

The City of Amsterdam has made it their priority to warn the public against a potentially fatal concoction of heroine and painkillers currently circulating Amsterdam. Three drug-related fatalities have been reported thus far, and 14 others have become seriously ill after using heroin they thought was cocaine

Lab Glassware
Jun 24 '14 13:47

Two Satudarah motorcycle club members are amongst five people arrested in relation to the discovery of a drugs laboratory in 't Zand, North-Holland on Monday. Three of these suspects were arrested in Amsterdam, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has announced.

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May 19 '14 13:44

A fake doctor by the name of Fred B. was apprehended in Huissen this morning. Police are still investigating him and his clinic, the Medisch Center Sanit, according to sources from Omroep Gelderland.

Ruud Lubbers
May 14 '14 09:52

Ex-Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers sent letters to Representatives as well as the Department of Justice, pleading he not be prosecuted for outing state secrets about an underground stash of US nuclear weapons at an air base in Volkel.

Goldies
May 8 '14 15:38

The husband of the jewelers couple in Deurne is no longer a suspect of manslaughter, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) announces.

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Apr 30 '14 08:31

For the first time, a Dutch national has been arrested because he fought in Syria. The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) announced on Tuesday that the 20-year old man from Amsterdam was arrested last week. According to the OM, he was carrying "terror-inciting texts" with him and planned a trip to Syria. The man is not suspected of recruiting other people for jihad.

Pound
Apr 24 '14 16:07

Two people were arrested on Wednesday during an investigation into a large-scale British Pound counterfeiting scheme. The suspects are a 58-year old man from Stein and a 63-year from Echt-Susteren.

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Apr 21 '14 10:24

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ybo Buruma, believes that the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) judged too quickly that the shooting of the jewelry store robbers in Deurne was self-defense.

Meissen
Apr 18 '14 16:10

The Public Prosecution Authority in the Netherlands will leave the prosecution of the 35-year old Aydan C. from Oisterwijk to Canadian authorities.

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Apr 14 '14 09:40

The Dutch State has to pay Andy Melaan $1.3 million (around €930,000) because he was wrongly imprisoned for eight years on Bonaire. It is the highest payout of damages for a miscarriage of justice to date, the Volkskrant reports.

Karim Fourkour
Apr 9 '14 08:49

Lau G., notorious criminal and recently nominated boss for the Limburg fraction of the motorcycle club (MC) No Surrender, has been arrested for a double murder in Venray.

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Apr 4 '14 09:42

Minister of Justice, Ivo Opstelten, has been criticized for not informing Parliament about the whitewashing scandal involving Fred Teeven closing a deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H.

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Apr 4 '14 09:08

Surviving relatives and supporters of the two robbers who were shot and killed in the jewelry store in Deurne last week Friday need to be shown the security footage, according to the jeweler-couple's lawyer Jan-Hein Kuijpers.

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