Seaport Police

A Koninklijke Marechaussee officer and sniffer dog
Jan 22 '20 07:34

Last year the Koninklijke Marechaussee and the Seaport police found a total of 1,480 documented migrants hiding in trucks, trailers or containers, compared to 1,371 in 2018 and 944 in 2017. The largest part of this group concerned people from Afghanistan and Albania trying to get to the United Kingdom. 

The Ministry of Justice and Security told NOS that the number of stowaways has been fluctuating for years. "The controls were tightened in 2015 when it appeared that the number was increasing. That has had effect, and that is why we will continue to pursue this effort."

Bananas
Mar 29 '19 11:00

On Monday customs officers found a "large batch" of cocaine at the office building of a Rotterdam fruit company on Keilestraat, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

The drugs were hidden in a banana shipment from Ecuador, according to the Prosecutor. In a number of pallets full of banana boxes, the fruit was replaced by packages of cocaine. The drugs were confiscated and destroyed.

Customs, the Tax Authority's investigative department FIOD, the seaport police and the Public Prosecutor are investigating. As far as is known, no arrests were made. 

107 kilos of cocaine found in a false ceiling in a container at the port of Rotterdam, 28 Jun 2017
Jun 14 '18 16:00

The Rotterdam investigative authorities are going to use cameras for extra surveillance at the port of Rotterdam. They hope that this will help in the fight against cocaine- and human trafficking. "In this way the net around the cocaine traffickers will be pulled tighter again", Bert Wiersema, director of enforcement policy at customs, said NU.nl reports.

The first new cameras were installed on the Maasvlakte following a successful test on Sluisjesdijk. Almost 200 more will be added in the coming years. 

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Apr 17 '18 11:00

Two people were injured when a crane toppled on Schaardijk in Krimpen aan den IJssel on Tuesday morning. Multiple persons ended up in the IJssel river, but they have all been rescued from the water, AD reports.

One of the two injured sustained a head wound. Five other people were also checked over by paramedics.

The incident happened on the Hollandia BV site on Schaardijk. The crane was moving a bridge section when it fell over. The cause of the incident is not yet known.

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Jun 16 '16 15:30

Customs officers in Rotterdam found some 4 thousand kilograms of cocaine hidden in a pineapple container on June 1st. According to the Public Prosecutor, this is one of the largest cocaine catches ever in the port of Rotterdam.

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Apr 21 '16 14:15

About 500 kilograms of cocaine was found hidden in the arms of a carnival attraction in Rotterdam last week, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.

Feb 2 '15 11:00

The Rotterdam Hit and Run Cargo Team (HARC) seized around 9 thousand kilograms of hard drugs in 2014. A total of 80 cases were recorded.

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