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1,500 kilos of cocaine found hidden in a mangoes shipment at the port of Rotterdam, 13 Feb 2019
Feb 15 '19 12:40

A massive 1,500 kilograms of cocaine was found hidden among mangoes in a container at the port of Rotterdam on Wednesday. A 37-year-old customs officer from Rotterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in this drug transport, the Public Prosecutor announced.

The container came from Brazil, according to the Prosecutor.

New Year's bonfire tower on Scheveningen beach, 31 December 2018
Feb 15 '19 07:55

Officials of the municipality of The Hague were threatened by builders of traditional bonfires in the run-up to New Year's, according to minutes of a meeting released on Thursday. The builders of the Scheveningen and Duindorp bonfires also threatened each other, the municipality's Security director said during a meeting with the municipality, the police and Public Prosecutor on December 31st, NU.nl reports.

Gavel
Feb 13 '19 08:15

Journalist knew that her ex-boyfriend Abd A. belonged to al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group Jabat Al Nustra. Tapped conversations show that he told her, the Public Prosecutor said in a pro-forma hearing against the man, ANP reports.

The 33-year-old man from Syria is suspected of participating in a terrorist organization, and involvement in attacks in Syria with many fatalities.

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Feb 12 '19 13:50

The lawyers of convicted criminal Dino Soerel posted the transcription of a conversation between criminal kingpin Willem Holleeder and crime journalist Peter R. de Vries online. De Vries plans to play the recording, dating from 2011, on RTL Boulevard on Tuesday evening. Soerel's lawyers, from Ficq & Partners, wanted to beat him to it, NOS reports.

On their website the lawyers write that De Vries is creating a false picture of reality and acts as a journalist in an "extremely questionable way". 

Drug dealer
Feb 12 '19 10:10

The Amsterdam municipality, police and prosecutor are expanding the city's Top 600 list - used to curb young criminals - to include drug criminals and perpetrators of excessive violence. The impact of drug trafficking on public life is increasing in Amsterdam neighborhoods, said Mayor Femke Halsema, NOS reports.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Feb 11 '19 10:30

The police and Public Prosecutor misjudged the risks involved for the family of key witness , they admitted for the first time in interviews with four Dutch newspapers. "Our assessment was not such that we suspected an assassination", the Public Prosecutor said to the Telegraaf. "In retrospect you can say that this assessment was not correct."

Gavel
Feb 8 '19 10:20

s death after being arrested in Waddinxveen last year, was not caused by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, the Public Prosecutor concluded after investigation. The police officers will therefore not be prosecuted. Selier's family was informed and accept this decision, their lawyer Richard Korver said to RTL Nieuws.

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Feb 7 '19 13:30

Police officers who shot and killed a suspect in Roermond after an attempted helicopter hijacking in October 2017, will not be prosecuted for doing so. The use of their firearms was justified, the Public Prosecutor decided, NU.nl reports.

Spanish police
Feb 6 '19 16:10

An 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped by his father in Eindhoven in June, was found in Barcelona. The child is currently in the care of the Spanish foster system while awaiting his return to the Netherlands. One suspect was arrested, NU.nl reports.

The boy's father is still nowhere to be found, the Spanish police and Dutch Public Prosecutor reported. The child was found in a home in Spain with someone else. This person was arrested.

Enforcement officer in Amsterdam, 7 May 2017
Feb 6 '19 13:30

Enforcement officers in Amsterdam will soon be equipped with bodycams, mayor Femke Halsema agreed with the unions. The enforcement officers working in the city center will also receive extra support from the police, effective immediately, the municipality announced in a press release.

Mayoral chain
Feb 5 '19 07:41

Mayor Annemiek Jetten of Vlaardingen received multiple threats, including death threats. The mayor filed six police reports at the end of last year - four times for insult, two times for threats, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Why the mayor was threatened, and by whom, is still under investigation. The threats may be connected to the decision to ban traditional New Year's fires in the municipality, according to the broadcaster. This decision resulted in a flood of criticism on the city government, and the mayor specifically. 

Belgian police officers
Feb 1 '19 08:23

Three men who were on Tuesday are all from the Netherlands. Two came from Eindhoven, the third from Valkenswaard, the Belgian Public Prosecutor confirmed to Omroep Brabant.

Belgian newspaper Belang van Limburg reports that the three men were in their early 20's. The Belgian authorities believe they died in their sleep after breathing toxic fumes. 

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Jan 31 '19 15:20

The Dutch government wants airlines to share information about their passengers with the government in future. This data is necessary in the fight against "terrorism and serious crime", Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, AD reports. 

Jan 30 '19 14:50

Two men, aged 21 and 24, were sentenced to 137 days in prison for a fake attack on Zwolle rapper Makka. The two threatened Makka on the street with a firearm, but it later turned out that the attack was faked and arranged by the rapper himself, NOS reports.

Flags of the Netherlands and Iran
Jan 30 '19 13:10

So far the investigation into the murder of electrician Ali Motamed in Almere in 2015 revealed no link to Iran, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday in a proforma hearing against the - the man suspected of ordering Motamed's assassination, NOS reports.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Jan 30 '19 12:20

Further investigation into servers of so-called PGP phones gave the Dutch Public Prosecutor insight into over  million new messages. These messages contain information that can be used in dozens of criminal investigations, the Prosecutor said, NU.nl reports.

PGP stands for 'Pretty Good Privacy', a security standard used on phones sold by Ennetcom. The company promised that messages would be encrypted in such a way that they can not be read by, for example, the police. PGP phones were therefore popular among criminals.

Dutch police officer with service firearm
Jan 29 '19 15:20

Last year the Rijksrecherche launched investigations into 27 incidents in which police officers shot at a suspect during their work. In these incidents three people were killed and 26 were injured, according to figures the Public Prosecutor released.

Gavel
Jan 29 '19 12:00

told the authorities that Delano R., a leader of motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh, played a leading role in the in July 2017. De G. and co-suspect Howard K. are accused of murdering Wessels.

Child with teddy bear
Jan 29 '19 10:20

One of seven men accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Winschoten, took his own life, the court confirmed to Dagblad van het Noorden.

Journalist
Jan 25 '19 07:44

Ans Boersma, a Dutch journalist who was, is filing a civil lawsuit against the Dutch State. She holds the Netherlands liable for the emotional and material damages she suffered as a result of the deportation, Nieuwsuur reports.

Bed and Breakfast
Jan 16 '19 12:50

Couple 62-year-old Jan V. and 53-year-old Jolanda H. scammed a total of 62 owners of hotels and B&B's out of 20 thousand euros by staying in the establishments and leaving without paying the bill, was revealed in the court of Assen. The Public Prosecutor demanded 4 and 3 years in prison against them respectively. The couple confessed to everything, AD reports. 

Jan 16 '19 08:34

Doctor Maarten B. confessed to secretly making 46 recordings of minor patients at GP's offices in Amstelveen and Schiedam between 2010 and 2017, while speaking in court on Tuesday. But he denies that he sexually abused the children, RTL Nieuws reports.

Essenburgstraat in Rotterdam
Jan 16 '19 08:08

Bekir E., the man suspected of murdering Humeyra Oz at her school in Rotterdam, confessed to shooting and killing the 16-year-old girl. According to his lawyers, he regrets what he did. "It is terrible, I had no right to do this to Humeyra and her family", E. said in a statement.

Empty classroom
Jan 11 '19 16:30

A 50-year-old former teacher at a Rotterdam school was arrested on Monday on suspicion of abusing a young girl and possessing child pornography, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday.

Charges were pressed against the man late last month. Based on this, his home in Gouda was search. "After a short scan" child pornography was found on his data carriers, the Prosecutor said. The man taught the girl "in the past".

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