Last year the Public Prosecutor did 54 investigations into radicalization and terrorism aimed at approximately 90 suspects. "Dozens of Dutch people were prepared to travel to the ISIS proclaimed 'caliphate' in Iraq and Syria."
Police in Amsterdam Noord arrested a man there Tuesday night possibly linked to the brash, daytime murder of underworld figure Lucas Boom. The suspect was taken into custody because he matched the description of a man spotted at the scene of a burnt-out, brown Volkswagen Transporter van.
The closure of the Zandpad red light district in Utrecht was a hasty and poorly thought-out decision that led to the victimization of hundreds of prostitutes, according to a report by the Center for Information & Research on Organized Crime released on Wednesday. The July 2013 shutdown of the houseboat-based window prostitution area caused problems for sex workers financially, mentally and physically, the report states.
Willem Holleeder is likely to hear the testimony given by the three most important women in his life for the first time today. His two sisters Astrid and Sonja and Sandra, the widow of Sam Klepper who was murdered in 2000, secretly testified about Holleeder's criminal life two years ago.
The trail against Adil "Kinker" A. (26) and Anouar "Popeye" B. (34), believed to be two of the shooters in the Staatsliedenbuurt executions, begins today in the Amsterdam court, RTV Noord Holland reports. Another suspect, Hamza B., was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Morocco in December for his role in the executions.
Dutch police want more manpower and better defenses in the fight against terrorism. “National and international events have required many police in recent times,” the union for police officers, ACP, wrote in a letter to Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and police chief Gerard Bouman
Rotterdam police seized over €7 million in cash in 2014, with a considerable amount of the money taken from suspects running an underground banking system, police say. Seven couriers and illegal bankers were arrested in an operation assisted by the Dutch Central Bank.
A highly disconcerted Magda Berndsen of political party D66 has challenged Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten to start assisting police investigate recent street assassinations. The Member of Parliament expressed concern, suggesting that Minister Opstelten does not have his priorities in order.
Benaouf A., found guilty of being an accomplice in the murder of crime boss Najeb Bouhbouh in 2012, has been sentenced by an Amsterdam court to ten years imprisonment.
Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice, VVD), is against the idea of regulating marijuana cultivation, favoring the tackling of criminality and nuisance.
35 mayors signed a "weed manifest Joint Regulation" earlier Friday, in Utrecht, reported press agency Novum. The mayors plead for regulated growing of weed.
Some 200 police officers and detectives carried out an organized offensive, early Tuesday morning in The Hague, arresting 11 criminal youth, the core of a gang of 70. 'Crime paid for these youth,' said criminologist Henk Ferwerda from the University of Groningen to NOS.
The Public Prosecution East Netherlands demanded prison sentences against three members of a criminal youth gang from Culemborg, Thursday, before the Amsterdam court.
The missing volleyball player Ingrid Visser and her partner Lodewijk Severein have probably been killed because of a business conflict. Further, the Spanish police thinks that the couple have been killed in a flat in Molina de Segura, where they seemed to have stayed together with their killers.