If the story isn't mysterious enough already, new developments around the false passports of passengers in the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should cause for more intrigue.
An American co-pilot was arrested at Schiphol this morning for planning to fly off intoxicated.
Shurendy Q., the alleged drug ring leader, suspected of trafficking cocaine from the Dutch Caribbean to the Netherlands by way of Schiphol, was acquitted of all charges today by the Schiphol court.
The border police apprehended a man on Thursday who has an approximate outstanding fine of €320,000. The arrest was made in cooperation with the Royal Military Police.
The Royal Military Police (RMP) of the border patrol apprehended a 51-year-old Dutch man Tuesday on Schiphol, when he tried to leave the country for North Africa. Upon checking his passport the RMP discovered he was wanted for acquiring unlawful benefits adding up to more than €279,000. The suspect may be detained up to 540 days if he can't or won't pay his dues.
Schiphol is one of the airports that has received warnings about 'shoe bombs' to flights heading for America.
Construction on the railways this summer will surely cause delays for train travelers, but the Dutch Railways, ProRail, and travelers organizations joined forces to minimize the discomfort, stated Minister Melanie Schultz during the question round in Parliament earlier today.
The crew of an Airbus 321 of Air France reported smoke fumes, Monday morning, only several minutes before initiating the descent. Schiphol sounded the alarm and deployed full force emergency services as a precaution.
The Royal Military Police from the Police and Security Brigade, arrested a 55-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter on Schiphol, Wednesday afternoon, on suspicion of money laundering.
The Prosecution demanded 15-year prison sentences before the court at Schiphol against 2 suspected leaders of major drug gangs, Wednesday. In addition to smuggling drugs, the suspects, Franklin A. (40), and Shurendy Q.(31) are also guilty of an attempted assassination and membership of a criminal organization, according to the Prosecution.
Trains traveling between Hilversum and Naarden-Bussum will be shut down until Monday at the earliest as investigators continue to examine the Wednesday's train derailment. Bus service between the two stations has been arranged throughout the closure, adding 30 to 60 minutes to travel time.
Dutch gas company Gasunie has started work on a gas pipeline project under the Polderbaan runway at Schiphol airport.
St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport lived up to its illustrious reputation Tuesday, when a KLM aircraft damaged at least 17 vehicles parked alongside the beachside runway. KLM flight 785 was on its way from Amsterdam, and was a fully booked, according to a spokesman for the airline.
The Royal Marechaussee arrested two Bolivian nationals on Thursday at Schiphol who were trying to take more than €105,000 out of the country.
The Royal Military Police is investigating a 31-year-old Peruvian man, who was arrested Friday at Schiphol, on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Once again Schiphol booked a record year. The airport received over 52.5 million travelers in 2013, an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous year.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
The Royal Military Police arrested a 22-year old Dutchman for involvement in cocaine trafficking by a 13-year-old girl. The girl from Curaçao was arrested Friday at Schiphol.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features an Anti-Islam sticker by PVV leader Geert Wilders draws anger on the social network, Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, Irish airline Ryanair plans to cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport, Delft University of Technology unveils a new a small flying robot, Guyana taking action after dead caimans found at the Schiphol airport, Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands offering their menu’s number 39 for 39% off and a 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol air
A 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport for drug smuggling is the youngest person ever taken into custody at the airport for the crime. The Marechaussee, a military police force that handles security at the airport, found approximately 80 grams of cocaine wrapped in a small package inside her body.
200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.
Authorities are investigating a collision between two planes at Schiphol airport this morning. The accident happened when a U.S. Airways Boeing 757 pulling into a gate clipped the wing of a stationary KLM airplane.
Train travelers to, from, or through Schiphol, will be confronted with longer travel times this weekend. The tracks between Schiphol and Amsterdam will be closed for construction, according to NS and ProRail.
The NS and Arriva trains will be on schedule again Friday. The railway companies will not make any special adaptations on the track, announced a spokesperson late Thursday.