The Netherlands escaped a terrorist attack that could've resulted in "dozens of victims" with the arrest of seven suspects in Arnhem and Weert in September last year, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Thursday - the first proforma hearing in this case. Only three of the six suspects still in detention were present at the hearing, AD reports.
In order to prevent the local film industry form being wiped out by foreign movies and series, entertainment distributors serving the Netherlands market should financially support more Dutch productions, the Raad voor Cultuur stated in a report. The top government advisory board for culture and the arts said those companies should also be forced to pay a tax on its income derived from Netherlands consumers to support the entertainment industry there.
Netflix is launching its first Dutch-language series in 2019. The series is called Undercover and will be a Belgian-Dutch co-production starring Anna Drijver and Frank Lammers in the lead roles. Elise Schaap, Tom Waes, Raymond Thiry, Tim Haars and Huub Smit are also cast in the ten part series, RTL Nieuws reports.
A former detective from Kerkrade is suspected of making 117,707 euros by selling police information to drug criminals, was revealed in a pro-forma hearing against the former cop and five co-defendants on Monday
The number of police undercover missions are at a record high, with dozens of undercover officers deployed each year, AD reports based in figures retrieved through the Freedom of Information Act.
Children's charity organization Terre des Hommes traced over a thousand child molesters on the internet through a virtual Philippine girl. Among these were twenty Dutch.