Who witnessed an assault at the Ronak Mela-festival?
Amsterdam - Sunday, the 20th of August, should have been a fun day for a 52 year-old man from Amsterdam. Together with friends and family he attends an event, located at the Sloterpark in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Unfortunately, he encountered a group of six violent men, who choose to threaten and abuse him physically. Police officers are investigating this violent incident and would like to get in touch with other visitors who may have witnessed this assault.
Nine Dutch cases on Interpol list “Identify Me”
The Netherlands - The Netherlands participates in the international campaign “Identify Me” with nine cases.
Poszukujemy świadków po znalezieniu ciężko rannego mężczyzny
Haga - W nocy z wtorku 11 na środę 12 października na ulicy Ingenhouszstraat znaleziono ciężko rannego mężczyznę polskiego pochodzenia. Policja prowadzi śledztwo w sprawie i chciałaby skontaktować się ze świadkami.
Alleged militia member associated with Syrian regime arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of war crimes
Kerkrade - The International Crimes Team of the Netherlands Police arrested a 34-year-old man in Kerkrade on Tuesday 24 May 2022 on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria in 2013. The suspect had been living in the Netherlands since 2020 and had applied for asylum there. At the end of 2020 the national crime squad received tips that the man would have been a member of a prominent Syrian militia that fought on the side of President Assad's regime in the Syrian civil war. Never before has anyone been arrested under these suspicions in the Netherlands who allegedly sided with the Syrian regime.
Police again succeed in large-scale interception of criminal messages
Driebergen - A large-scale international operation (called Trojan Shield) has once again succeeded in providing a detailed insight into the encrypted communication of criminal organizations. In this operation, the police have been intercepting and reading along with a huge number of messages exchanged by criminals since October 2019. This was achieved using the crypto-communication service ANOM, which was specially developed and managed by the investigative authorities, with the Australian Police (AFP) and the FBI in the lead.
Ridouan T. arrested in Dubai
Driebergen, Dubai - On Monday 16 December, the Dubai Police arrested the fugitive Ridouan T. (41) in a residence in Dubai. The arrest was made in close collaboration with the Netherlands Police and the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service. Ridouan T. is suspected of ordering and involvement in multiple murders.
Investigation into tainted timber
Midden-Nederland - The police department Midden-Nederland, the Netherlands food and consumer product safety authority (NVWA) and the public prosecutors office have raided six locations in relation to an investigation which focused on the import of timber. This so called ‘tainted timber’ originates from Myanmar and is being imported via the Czech republic into the Netherlands. The import of illegally harvested timber is prohibited. Companies should follow all the steps of the due diligence system to reach a negligible risk of placing illegally harvested timber on the EU market.
0900-8844 and 112 accessible again
Netherlands - Due to technical malfunctions the emergency number 112 and the service number 0900-8844 (not for emergencies) were not accessible for a couple of hours. The problems are solved en both numbers are accessible.
Suspected commander of Jabhat al-Nusra battalion remanded in custody (English, Arabic/العربية, Dutch)
Driebergen - The 47-year-old Syrian who was arrested on Tuesday in Kapelle, the Netherlands, on suspicion of committing war crimes and terrorist crimes in Syria was brought before the examining judge of the District Court in The Hague today and has been remanded in custody. This Court has been appointed to rule on cases concerning international crimes, including war crimes. The man is accused of participating in the armed struggle as a commander of a terrorist Jabhat al-Nusra battalion.
Investigations Utrecht shooting continues today
Utrecht - Monday 18 March 2019, a serious shooting incident took place in a tram stopping at 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht. Last night the police continued their investigations, which will be extended today.
Update: possible terrorist attack in Utrecht
Utrecht - On Monday 18 March 2019, between 10:30 and 11:00 hrs, a shooting took place at 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht, The Netherlands. There are multiple wounded. The shooter, most probably one man, is on the run.
Police have achieved a breakthrough in the interception and decryption of crypto communication
Apeldoorn - Police in the Netherlands and the Public Prosecution Service have achieved a breakthrough in the interception and decryption of encrypted communication between criminals. Criminals thought they could safely communicate with so-called crypto phones which used the application Ironchat. Police experts in the east of the Netherlands have succeeded in gaining access to this communication. As a result, the police have been able to watch live the communication between criminals for some time.
Questions and answers Cryptofoon
Apeldoorn - Questions and answers with regard to the DRR investigation
Painting stolen from museum
Laren, The Netherlands - Laren, The Netherlands – A painting by Vincent van Gogh has been stolen from museum Singer in Laren, The Netherlands. It is a paining on wood called ‘Lentetuin, de pastorietuin te Nuenen in het voorjaar’ (‘Parish garden in Nuenen, Spring’ ), which was on loan from Groninger Museum.