On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences up to nine years against the nine men suspected of involvement in a failed attempt to hijack a helicopter and break gang leader Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. Some of the suspects are also facing charges of weapons possession and possession of stolen cars, NU.nl reports.
The Amsterdam police deployed a special team to fight crime in and around the Red Light District. Over the past five days, this team made a total of 118 arrests, the police said on Facebook.
Arrests were made for a number of crimes, including selling fake and real drugs, violating area bans, weapon possession and violating the immigration law, according to the police.
The special team was made up of members of the neighborhood team and target group teams. The officers were dressed in civilian clothes and focused on the "main nuisances in our area", the police write.
The police arrested six window cleaners in Santpoort-Noord after receiving a tip that a quarrel between two groups of several window cleaning teams may turn into an actual fight, the police report. The six grew increasingly violent over a debate about stealing customers, according to the report.