The body of a dead man was found in a flat where two suspects apparently tried to evade police by leaping from the third-floor apartment’s balcony. The two suspects were seriously injured as a result and taken to an area hospital under police supervision.
The police arrested a 45-year-old man from Eindhoven on Thursday following the discovery of a large number of firearms in a storage box in the city. The man rented the storage box in which the weapons were found.
The weapons were discovered during an investigation into a drug lab the police dismantled on Heydaalweg in Eindhoven on July 7th. The drug lab was located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Two suspects were arrested that same day, suspected of involvement in the drug lab. Over 200 thousand ecstasy pills were found in the home.
The National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof is very concerned about at least 80 children of Dutch jihadists that are growing up in ISIS territory, he said to the Telegraaf on Wednesday. According to him, these kids are at risk of being severely traumatized. And Dutch security forces are seriously concerned that young boys are already a threat to the Netherlands.
Anonymous tip line Report Crime Anonymously gave a record number of 16,900 tips through to the police last year. Thanks to these anonymous tips a total of 1,671 suspects were arrested and more than 1,100 crimes were solved or prevented, the tip line announced with its annual figures on Tuesday, ANP reports.
About one in three tips received by the hot line is eventually given through to the police. The majority of the tips were made by telephone and about a quarter came in online.
The arrest of a 38-year-old man after he showed a firearm during a road rage fight led the police to the discovery of several other weapons, hand grenades and ammunition in a Rotterdam home on Monday.
The Rotterdam police raided three homes in Rotterdam-Zuid on Tuesday in a narcotic investigation. Eleven people were arrested and firearms, drugs and cash were seized, the police announced.
The police seized firearms, ammunition, drugs, money and counterfeit money while searching 19 addresses across the Netherlands on Friday, following the arrest of 23 Hell's Angels and Mongols members in Rotterdam on Thursday.
The police arrested 55 people and searched 111 locations in the southern parts of the Netherlands in a major ongoing investigation into a network trading in synthetic drugs and cannabis on Monday.
Another Rotterdam home was raided as part of a terrorism investigation on Tuesday night. Officers searched for weapons and explosives, but nothing was found. No one was arrested.
Two women were arrested in in a home on Brieselaan in Rotterdam on Tuesday after the police discovered a large quantity of drug-related items, two large blocks of heroin, a firearm and ammunition in the home.
Dutch criminals are responsible for a large share of the trade of illegal products, especially drugs and firearms, on the so-called Dark Web. One one of the illegal online market places, Dutch retailers even accounted for 10 percent of the orders.
Police have seized nearly 24,000 illegal guns, fake guns, starter pistols and ammunition over the past two and half years, with an increase in the number of heavy weapons. Police told NOS that they find this very disconcerting.
The photos of five persons of interest possibly connected to a large weapons seizure over the summer may also be targets of an assassination plot, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday based on information from an anonymous source. Investigators discovered 60 handguns of various type, 36 automatic weapons, a sizable amount of ammunition and nine hand grenades at a warehouse in Nieuwegein this past July, police retold on their weekly television broadcast regarding ongoing criminal investigations.
The police discovered and seized a fair amount of World War II weapons in a locker on Kernreactorstraat in Veerendaal on Thursday evening.
Eight out of ten largest insurers in the Netherlands invested in companies supplying arms and military equipment to dictatorships and plutocracies like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Nigeria, reports Eerlijke Verzekeringswijzer. The insurers' investment in 15 weapon suppliers totaled 6.8 billion euros between 2010 and 2014, the insurance comparison site announced on Thursday.
A record number of tips related to sex trafficking were called into the Meld Misdaad Anoniem, an anonymous crime watch hotline, with nearly two-thirds of the calls playing a substantial role in criminal investigations. Between June 2014 and this past April, operators received 297 reports of coercion, forced prostitution, exploitation, and prostitution in unlicensed locations, with 33 cases possibly involving child victims.
An anonymous letter from a tipster may have stopped a terrorist attack on embassies in the Netherlands in the summer of 2004. This is evident from diplomatic messages released by WikiLeaks.
A staggering amount of weapons and other illegal items were found during police raids on locations linked to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs on Wednesday. The police raided a total of 35 homes and 40 garages in Limburg, Brabant, Belgium and Germany. A total of 20 people were arrested.
The police have arrested a total of 19 people during raids in locations connected to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs on Wednesday. Harrie Ramakers, the president of the Bandidos Limburg chapter, is among those arrested.
The police raided a coffee shop in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Friday night as part of an Amsterdam assassination investigation. Ten suspects were arrested and a number of weapons were seized, including one machine gun. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has decided to close down the coffee shop Gulum, which is located on Dijkgraafplein.
The daughter of a woman mistakenly murdered in Amsterdam is now also on a gangland hit list, newspaper Parool reported on Wednesday. Beyhan Demirci's daughter was also warned of a possible impending attack on her own life, and towed her car to check for tampering, it was revealed during a court hearing of Mehmet D., the daughter's husband.
Nearly half of burglary victims now sleep with a bat, knife, pepper spray or even a gun next to their bed.
A collector of Kalashnikovs from Hellevoetsluis is permanently losing his collector's license. The Dutch Council of State found it inappropriate for the man to keep 30 automatic guns in his poorly secured house in the small South Holland city, reports AD.
The police arrested a 56 year old suspected stalker in Groningen on Monday.