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.
JIT releases new Witness Appeal MH17
Driebergen, The Netherlands - The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), in which Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands have been cooperating since 2014, today releases a new witness appeal in the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. The JIT is looking for information on the individuals within the military and administrative hierarchy who enabled the shooting down of MH17 in Eastern Ukraine using a BUK TELAR.
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
Update in criminal investigation MH17 disaster
The Netherlands - Today, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which investigates the MH 17 crash on 17 July 2014, gave an update of the state of affairs in the criminal investigation. During the meeting for both the national and international press in Bunnik, various findings of the investigation were presented.
JIT: Flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile from a farmland near Pervomaiskyi
Nederland - The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. This was announced today by the JIT during a presentation for the relatives of the victims. Members of the JIT, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine, are working together on the criminal investigation into the crash of flight MH17.
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.