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Jul 3 '18 10:50

A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of that houses Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, is no longer suspected of firing the weapon. He was not at the crime scene when the shooting happened, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday.

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Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

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Jul 3 '18 08:49

Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is considering taking DNA samples from some suspects before they are convicted. This almost always involves suspects with no known address, or with an address abroad, the Minister wrote in a letter to parliament, NOS reports.

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Jun 29 '18 10:20

One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of, brother to Nabil B. - a key witness in a number of Utrecht and Amsterdam assassination cases, is a member of te Caloh Wagoh Main Triad motorcycle club.

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Jun 28 '18 10:01

The Public Prosecutor calculated that Noord-Brabant coffeeshop chain The Grass Company's illegal turnover amounted to over 20 million euros. The Prosecutor wants the company to pay that entire amount back, the company's lawyer Sidney Smeets confirmed to ANP after reports in Brabants Dagblad. 

The Public Prosecutor confirmed that a confiscation procedure has been initiated, but would not say anything about the amount involved, according to the news wire. 

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Jun 27 '18 14:50

The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at government services in the Netherlands, launched a criminal investigation into information leaks from the confidential committee responsible for the appointment of a new mayor of Amsterdam, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 27 '18 14:10

The mother of a newborn boy whos in Amsterdam in 2016, was finally identified. The 25-year-old woman from Amsterdam West was arrested on June 13th on suspicion of involvement in her baby's death and hiding his body, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Jun 27 '18 09:32

The police believe they found the getaway car used in an attack on De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam. The car was found burning in a parking lot on Noordkaperweg in Amsterdam Noord early on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, a loud bang was heard from the parking lot, located close to the 'Volendam-Hengelo' onramp to the A10 highway, around 4:00 a.m. When the police went to investigate, they found a burning Audi. "The detectives assume that the perpetrators fled in this car yesterday", the police said in a statement. 

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Jun 27 '18 08:47

Dutch police officers, soldiers, prosecutors and diplomats were spied on by Ukrainian and Russian secret services while they were in Ukraine after the in 2014, RTL Nieuws reports based on well-informed sources.

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Jun 25 '18 09:43

Danny S., the man arrested for a f festival grounds in Landgraaf last week, did not see the victims until it was too late, his lawyer said in a statement.

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Jun 22 '18 16:10

A 40-year-old man from Hilversum arrested on suspicion of murdering key witness Nabil B.'s brother March, confessed to the murder, the Public Prosecutor announced, NU.nl reports.

The man only confessed to, and did not say whether he was ordered to do so or give any names or information that could lead to other suspects. He will appear in court on July 5th.

Jun 22 '18 08:12

On Sunday evening the police arrested two men, age 22 and 27 years, in the Bloemhof district of Rotterdam. They are suspected of preparing for a terrorist crime and participating in a terrorist organization, the Public Prosecutor announced after their arraignment on Thursday. 

The arrests were made based on information from intelligence and security service AIVD. The suspects' home was searched and phones and data carriers were seized. No weapons or explosives were found.

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Jun 21 '18 08:56

The Dutch authorities made multiple mistakes while investigating the fireworks disaster at SE Fireworks in Enschede on May 13th, 2000, according to the results of a four year long investigation by former MEP Paul van Buitenen. The Public Prosecutor deliberately misled the judiciary to make sure that the criminal investigation had only one conclusion - that the government was not to blame, Van Buitenen concluded, NOS reports.

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Jun 20 '18 13:10

Criminal organizations have approached 15 percent of Dutch farmers to offer them money in exchange for free-standing sheds or stalls so that a drug lab can be built there, Trouw reports based on a poll conducted by Geleen Consultancy. 

The number of farmers approached by criminals in this way may well be higher, as some may be afraid to admit this. The police believe the number may be as high as 3 out of 5 farmers, according to the newspaper.

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Jun 20 '18 10:30

The Public Prosecutor demanded two years of juvenile detention and juvenile institutionalized psychiatric treatment against the 17-year-old boy suspected of murdering 14-year-old from Bunschoten. That is the maximum sentence that can be imposed on the suspect, who was 16 years old when Savannah was killed, under juvenile criminal law, NOS reports.

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Jun 19 '18 14:50

The 34-year-old man suspected of a on Monday, had no terrorist motives, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday based on the investigation so far, ANP reports.

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Jun 19 '18 14:10

On Monday the police arrested three Dutch men on suspicion of participating in a terrorist organization. Traces of their DNA were found on firearms linked to terrorist organization Islamic State. The weapons were found in a suburb of Paris two days after terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday, NU.nlr eports.

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Jun 18 '18 15:30

On Monday the court in The Hague banned motorcycle club throughout the Netherlands. According to the court, the continued existence of Satudarah constitutes a threat to public order and the immediate disbandment of the motorcycle club is therefore necessary, NU.nl reports.

Jun 18 '18 13:04

A 34-year-old man from Heerlen turned himself in to the police in Amsterdam in connection with a near the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf on Monday morning, the authorities announced in a press conference at noon. Whether this was an accident or a deliberate attack, is still under investigation.

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Jun 15 '18 12:10

The Public Prosecutor is investigating who leaked information from the confidential committee responsible for nominating a new mayor for Amsterdam. This follows the Telegraaf writing about procedures the committee follows in finding a mayor for the Dutch capital, NOS reports.

Information about the appointment procedures for a new mayor is supposed to be strictly confidential. A person who leaks information from the confidential committee could face a hefty fine or community service, according to the broadcaster.

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Jun 15 '18 11:30

Michel M. from Winschoten was sentenced to eight years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for various sex crimes against his 13-year-old niece. The court in Groningen convicted the 45-year-old man of sexually abusing, exploiting and making child pornography of the girl, NU.nl reports. 

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Jun 14 '18 11:10

Family members of key witness Nabil B. went abroad with the help of the Dutch judiciary to go into hiding. They can not return to the Netherlands because there is insufficient capacity to protect them, the Telegraaf reports based on information from sources around assassinations investigation Marengo.

The Marengo investigation involves several murders among a new, relatively young generation of criminals. A number of gunmen have already been caught and tried, but the order givers are still at large. Nabil B. plays an important role in this investigation.

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Jun 14 '18 09:39

The mother standing trial for the murder or manslaughter of her 8-year-old daughter Sharleyne in Hoogeveen in 2015, claims she can't remember anything after she saw her daughter's body lying outside their apartment building over the balustrade of their 10th floor home. "From then on it's black", she said in court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

The court wanted Helene J. to explain exactly what happened on the night of June 7th and early morning of June 8th, when the girl died. But J. said she can't remember anything due to the panic after seeing her daughter's body.

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Jun 13 '18 09:32

The Public Prosecutor demanded 28 years in prison and forced institutionalized psychiatric treatment against Michael P. for raping and killing 25-year-old "It is unacceptable what agony she must have endured", the Prosecutor said in court on Tuesday, NOS reports. "The fear she must have felt defies all imagination."

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