The police had information that a serious crime was being planned shortly before the building housing Panorama's editorial offices in Amsterdam was shot at with a rocket launcher in June. When the attack happened, the police were already keeping an eye on some of the important suspects, Het Parool reports.
A third suspect was arrested in connection with a rocket launcher being fired on the Panorama building in Amsterdam in June. The police believe this 45-year-old man from Spijkenisse was the person who fired the weapon, ANP reports.
The man was arrested on his way to work on Tuesday morning. He is in restricted custody, which means that he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.
A second suspect was arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing magazine Panorama in Amsterdam, the police confirmed on Wednesday. The man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday.
A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of firing a rocket launcher at the Amsterdam building 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.
One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of Reduan B., 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. The suspect arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing Panorama and Nieuwe Revu in Amsterdam last week, is also a member of this club, a source told the Telegraaf.
An anti-tank weapon was fired at an office building on Teleportboulevard in Amsterdam on Thursday night. A suspect was arrested during the early hours of Friday morning, the police said in a statement.
The incident happened around 11:00 p.m. The building's windows were knocked out. No one was injured. The anti-tank weapon was found in the area and confiscated.
The most well known type of anti-tank weapon is a rocket launcher. Whether that was what was used here is not clear.
The police are investigating.
On Wednesday the police raided a home on Heistraat in Eindhoven after receiving a report that the resident was trying to sell explosives on Marktplaats. In the home officers found grenades, an aircraft bomb and a rocket. The resident was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.
The police responded to the home with a Defense explosive ordnance disposal team.
In total 40 pieces of ammunition were found in the home. Six grenades were potentially dangerous, and were detonated as a precaution. The rest were empty explosives or training material.
Three leading members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were convicted in a big drug case on Monday. Their sentences were much lower than the Public Prosecutor demanded, however. According to the court in Breda, there is no evidence that the suspects formed a criminal organization, ANP reports.
The highest sentence was imposed on Bjorn E., vice president of the Satudarah chapter in Tilburg. He got 46 months in prison for money laundering and involvement in the production of raw materials for drugs. The Prosecutor demanded 8 years against him
A court in Alkmaar sentenced Lysander de R., president of the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels, to 2.5 years in prison on Friday. He was found guilty of illegal firearm possession and assault
The police arrested a 33 year old member of the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels on Wednesday for violating the Weapons and Ammunition Act. This arrest forms part of an investigation that the police launched in September.
The large batch including machine guns, grenades and rocket launchers recently confiscated in Croatia was probably on its way to a Dutch motorcycle gang, suspects Belgian media. The smuggler of the weapons was a former Dutch "shoe king" Jan van der L. who used to run over 40 Tango shops.
Brabant-oost police prevented a large batch of heavy weaponry from entering the Netherlands in a joint operation with Croatian police. Three were arrested including a 64-year-old Dutchman with six rocket launchers, heavy machine guns, Kalashnikov rifles, handguns, grenades and ammunition in his van.