The number of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Netherlands increased considerably since Dutch courts started banning them in 2017, BN De Stem reports based on police figures.
The police want parliament to speed up a legislative proposal that will allow the Justice Minister to immediately ban outlaw motorcycle gangs, especially now that new clubs are emerging in the Netherlands, said police chief Pim Miltenburg, in charge of the motorcycle gang file at the police, NOS reports.
The Oost-Nederland police arrested a police officer in the same unit on Tuesday on suspicion that he leaked information from the police systems to suspects in a robbery investigation. The 26-year-old cop is officially suspected of violating official confidentiality, ANP reports.
It is as yet unclear whether the information leak had any influence on the robbery investigation. The man is in custody and will be questioned.