Three Dutch and one Belgian were arrested in a massive drug bust in the port of Oostende in Belgium. The Belgian authorities discovered some 1,500 kilograms of uncut cocaine in a fake bottom of an old fishing boat, according to Belgian broadcaster VTM. The drugs' value is estimated at around 225 million euros.
Last year a total amount of 13,312 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the port of Rotterdam, breaking the 2013 record of 9,800 kilograms, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. According to the prosecutor, the number of cocaine seizures did not increase, but the size of them did.
Almost 1.5 million euros in cash was seized in five money laundering investigation launched at Schiphol Airport in June, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. Several suspects will soon have to answer in court.
The National Police are very concerned about the large amounts of cocaine coming to the Netherlands. In the past 10 months the Dutch authorities seized over 30 thousand kilos of cocaine in the country.
Dutch abortion service Woman on Web is offering free medical abortion pills to women in Middle- and South America who are infected with the Zika virus. The women will have to go through an online consultation during which they must show that they are less than 9 weeks pregnant and send the laboratory results showing that they are infected with the virus before the pills are sent.
Ten Dutch people are infected with the Zika Virus, the virus that took over South and Central America in mid-December. The virus is generally not dangerous to adults, but can be very dangerous for unborn children
South America serves as the inspiration for this week's recipe. The Guys Love Cooking guys bring a traditional recipe across the Atlantic to welcome a few friends.
The police arrested four men in Ommen on Wednesday for importing hard drugs from South America. A substantial amount of cocaine was discovered in a container on the industrial estate De Strangen.
The police arrested Darko T., who is suspected of being a gang member of a notorious Serbian drug organization, in Amsterdam-West on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday.
Dutch yacht builders are losing revenue because of the Western sanctions against Russia, and restrictions on several wealthy Russians who cannot enter European naval space. Shipbuilders in the Netherlands are losing several hundred millions in sales, reports FD.
Doctors Without Borders is bringing foreign doctors and nurses who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leon to a house in Vierhouten. The 700 inhabitants of the village on the Veluwe are worried that heir arrival will mean that tourists won't visit.
Two people are dead, and at least six others are injured after passengers drove a car up to the arrivals hall of the Curacao International Airport and started shooting at some of the passengers.
Supermarket chains have been forced to take measures after a broadcast from TROS Radar revealed the desperate situation in slaughterhouses for horses in North- and South America. The programme showed images of horses suffering before they are slaughtered.
Investigators at Schiphol arrested seven people attempting to transport nearly 30 kilos of cocaine in their hand luggage. The drugs were seized by the Royal Marechaussee, a branch of the Dutch armed forces that handles security at the airport.