Zwanenburg

Crystal meth and metamine found in a shipment of frozen drumsticks at a transport company in De Lier, 17 April 2019
Apr 25 '19 12:40

Last week customs officers found crystal meth and ketamine at a transport company in De Lier. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of frozen chicken drumsticks, which were on their way to England, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

The discovery was made on April 17th. A 32-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering. He was arraigned earlier this week and remanded into custody for another two weeks.

Emergency services at the site of Turkish Airlines flight TK 1951 crash in Zwanenburg, near Schiphol, 25 Feb 2009
Feb 25 '19 15:50

Ten years ago today a Turkish Airlines plane crashed in a swampy meadow on the edge of Zwanenburg, a village between Haarlem and Amsterdam. Nine people were killed - four passengers in business class, two cabin crew members and three pilots. Miraculously, 126 passengers survived, though many of them badly injured, AD reports.

Rat snake found on the dance floor at a party at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, 10 Feb 2019
Feb 12 '19 12:10

Attendees of a party in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam were surprised by an uninvited guest on Sunday. A rat snake was found on the dance floor, Amsterdam's Dierenambulance said on Facebook.

"It is a mystery how the snake ended up there", the animal rescue organization said.

One of the the guests was fortunately not afraid of the animal, and picked up the snake and kept it warm while Dierenambulance responded. 

The snake spent the night at Dierenambulance, after which is was transferred to the reptile shelter in Zwanenburg. 

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Nov 26 '18 08:16

Schiphol airport can theoretically grow to accommodating 540 thousand flights per year in 2023, 40 thousand more than is currently permitted, is stated in an interim environmental impact report on the airport that will be published on Thursday, insiders told NOS. The limit is not determined by noise or environmental impact, but by safety, according to the broadcaster.

Two king pythons found on an Amsterdam street, 3 March 2018
Mar 6 '18 17:50

Two king pythons were found dumped on the street in a residential neighborhood in Amsterdam on Saturday, according to Animal Ambulance Amsterdam. 

The animal ambulance responded ot the residential neighborhood after receiving a report of "two large snakes" on the street. Rescuers were deployed, expecting to find grass snakes that naturally occur in Amsterdam. "On arrival we did not find grass snakes, but two king pythons." Animal Ambulance Amsterdam said on Facebook. 

Police, Marechaussee arrest Amsterdam taxi driver
Apr 14 '17 16:18

Police in Amsterdam arrested eight suspects connected to a plot to excessively overcharge taxi passengers picked up at Schiphol Airport. In one case investigated by authorities, a Swedish man was ordered to pay 595 euros for a ride from the airport to Amsterdam city center, a taxi fare that normally costs between 40 and 60 euros.

Ambulance
Jan 3 '17 15:40

Two young girls from Zwanenburg, who were hospitalized on Monday after the took pills they found on the street, are doing "reasonably well", the police said in a statemetn. They are both still in the hospital, the mother of one of the girls said to RTV Noord-Holland. 

The families of the two kids, 12-year-old Luca and 11-year-old Lina, were informed that their children took ecstasy, the mother Donata said to AD. She added that both girls are conscious and communicating. 

Ambulance
Jan 3 '17 07:52

Two girls aged 11 and 12 years old were rushed to the hospital on Monday night after they became ill from eating pills they found on the street in Zwanenburg, Noord-Holland. The police can't yet say what drugs were involved, a spokesperson said to NU.nl.

wendel
Jul 15 '16 09:24

Wendel Meijer, kidnapped from Zaandam on July 5th, was released, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra and his siblings announced on Thursday night. According to his sister, Meijer was assaulted during his time in captivity

soufyan-essabaouni
Jul 14 '16 09:42

Soufyan Essabaouni (21), kidnapped from Zwanenburg on July 7th, has been found, the police confirmed on Thursday. The young Amsterdam man's family also confirm that he is back home

Jul 13 '16 16:20

The police received 15 tips regarding the abduction of Wendle Meijer and Soufyan Essabaouni since Tuesday night's broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht, in which more information on the case was revealed and a reward was offered

Jul 13 '16 08:56

The police offered a 25 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the solution of the kidnapping cases involving 36-year-old Wendel Meijer from Landsmeer and 21-year-old Soufyan Essabaouni from Amsterdam. The reward was announced on an episode of Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Jul 12 '16 08:03

The kidnapping of Amsterdam man Soufyan Essabaouni and Landsmeer man Wendle Meijer may have been preceded but at least one other abduction

bread
Jan 9 '14 11:26

Bakkersland, the largest industrial bakery company in the Netherlands, admitted that asbestos released in ovens at its factories in recent years.

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