Dutch customs officials went bananas after discovering 280 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a Colombian banana shipment. The drugs were estimated as having a street value of about 14 million euros, a release from the Dutch government states.
According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.
Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.
In Vlissingen, the municipality has had to enforce a temporary swimming ban, as oil has been leaking out of an old ship wreck since Saturday afternoon, washing up on the beaches in the Westerschelde.
Police in Vlissingen were kept on their toes early this morning by a string of fires that kept them rushing from one spot in the city to another.
Police in Colombia have seized a shipment of 7 tons of cocaine bound for The Netherlands in the port of Cartagena. This is the second biggest bust of cocaine in the last 13 years, Colombian civil servants announced Wednesday.
Lilian Janse has made history in Vlissingen as she has become the first female to represent the SGP in the municipal council.
The man, who set himself on fire, Friday evening near a bus stop, close to the entrance of a supermarket on the Aagje Dekenstraat, died Sunday. The victim was taken to the burn center in Rotterdam by trauma helicopter, critically injured.
A 12-year-old girl is responsible for the death threats to a school in Vlissingen. The girl is a student herself in the class the threats were directed at.
The police questioned some suspects on Sunday in the case of the Instagram death threats at the address of a Vlissingen primary school class. One of the suspects is a student of the school.
The police have so far received 20 tips about the Instagram death threats of group 8b of a Vlissingen primary school, but don't have a suspect yet.
Group 8b of the Vlissingen School De Wissel received death threats and shocking pictures last week through the social network Instagram, reported the police Tuesday evening.
Lilian Janse has won the elections for lijsttrekker candidates at the SGP in the municipality of Vlissingen in Zeeland. She is the first woman elected within the SGP. This was reported after the election by Cees de Landmeter, president of the constituency of the SGP in Vlissingen.
For the first time in the history of the SGP, a woman is running for a spot on the list in municipal elections. Lillian Janse wants, in the upcoming municipal elections in Vlissingen, to pull the cart as leader of the party. This is unique, because until March this year women could not run for the Christian party.
The ANWB (Wegenwacht) expects heavy traffic on the roads towards the end of this week and during the weekend, due to road closures and planned events. The Tourist Union announced Wednesday that there will be road closures on A4, A10, A27, A65, A73 and A79.
A sailing out pilot has found 200 kilos of cocaine in the Westerschelde (Zeeland). The drugs were packed into ten sports bags which were attached with ropes to empty jerrycans, to keep them afloat. This was reported by the National Office of the Public Prosecution (OM) on Tuesday.
The discovery was done on Saturday morning. The drug packages floated in the Westerschelde near Vlissingen. According to the OM, the cocaine has a market value of about 7 million euro.