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Over 430 Kilos Of Heroin Intercepted At Rotterdam Port

A large quantity of heroin was found hidden on board a ship in Rotterdam just before the end of the year, authorities at the port said. Police and Customs officers discovered some 439 kilograms of the narcotic hidden below a shipment of talc stone during a routine check. The cargo was still inside a sea container on the ship when ... Read More »

Over 900 Kilos Of Cocaine Found In Banana Shipment

Customs officers at the port of Vlissingen intercepted 921 kilograms of cocaine. The drugs were hidden in a container of bananas that came from Ecuador, the police said in a statement. The drugs were discovered with a mobile scan. The police seized and destroyed the cocaine. So far no arrests were made. The police are investigating. It’s the second large ... Read More »

Netflix Accused Of Using Netherlands To Avoid Its Tax Bill

Streaming media giant Netflix was accused of using the Netherlands as a major part of a tax haven scheme to reduce its income tax liabilities globally. A report released this week by Tax Watch UK said Netflix moved between $327 and $430 million into tax havens in 2018, out of its total global profits that year of $1.2 billion. About ... Read More »

Man shot dead in zwolle ran drugs and guns; neighbors “relieved”

Neighbors in the Kamperpoort neighborhood of Zwolle painted a grim picture of Henk W., a man found shot and killed there on New Year’s Eve. One resident, Wietze, who knew the victim told RTV Oost he was “not known to be a sweetheart” and that she always suspected something like this would happen to him. Another said it was “a ... Read More »

Dutch gambling authority fines 10 companies a total of €3.5m this year

The Dutch gambling authority fined companies offering online betting and gambling games in the Netherlands a total of €3.5m this year – more than double the 2018 figure. The rise is due to an increase in the maximum fine to €200,000 and a rise in the number of large companies being penalised, the Kansspelautoriteit said. In total, 10 firms were ... Read More »

Cocaine Found Hidden In 40 Barrels Of Fruit Pulp At Rotterdam Port

Customs officers intercepted a large amount of cocaine during a check at the port of Rotterdam on Monday. The drugs were hidden in around 40 barrels of frozen fruit pulp, the Public Prosecutor said. The container with the drugs came from Brazil. The cocaine was removed and destroyed. The HARC team, a joint venture of Customs, FIOD, Seaport Police, and ... Read More »

Over 1,400 Kilos Of Cocaine Captured At Rotterdam Port

Four separate shipments of cocaine were found by Customs officials at the Port of Rotterdam over the past week. All told, officials captured 1,457 kilograms of cocaine, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said. All of the cocaine made its way to the Netherlands from Brazil. The drugs were later destroyed, the OM said. It started on December 12 when Customs ... Read More »

Illegal Fireworks Entering Netherlands Through Drug Channels: Police

Traders in illegal fireworks are increasingly making use of drug routes to bring their products into the Netherlands, according to the police. The bigger chance of fireworks sent by mail being intercepted, means that these traders are looking for other ways to distribute illegal fireworks, the police said, NOS reports. The illegal fireworks trade via the internet has declined sharply, ... Read More »

Another 4 Arrests In Investigation Into Brabant Crime Family

On Monday the police made four more arrests in the investigation into the organized crime family in Noord-Brabant allegedly run by Martien R. That means that a total of seven suspects are now in custody, including Martien R. himself. Investigators have been keeping an eye on the four men arrested on Monday for some time, the police said in a ... Read More »

Nearly 100 Kilos Of Cocaine Found In Melon Shipment From Brazil

Investigators working near the Rotterdam port found nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine at a fruit company in the IJsselmonde district of the city. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of melons from Brazil, the police said in a statement. “Employees of the fruit company found the drugs among the fruit and reported it,” police said. “The company probably has ... Read More »

Australian, Dutch police break up massive ecstasy smuggling operation

International police have broken up a huge drug smuggling operation preventing millions of ecstasy pills flooding into Australia, officials said minister claimed the drugs were timed to target holidaying teens. The joint Dutch-Australian operation seized US$200 million worth of MDMA – the key ingredient in ecstasy – in the Netherlands and Belgium and led to charges against 11 people, including ... Read More »

Over 1,500 Kilos of cocaine destined for vlissingen seized at Rotterdam Port

The authorities seized a total of 1,550 kilograms of cocaine in two shipments destined for Vlissingen at the port of Rotterdam in October. In both cases the drugs were hidden in banana shipments from Ecuador, the Public Prosecution Service said on its website. One shipment containing 750 kilograms of cocaine was seized on October 31st, the Prosecutor announced. The drugs ... Read More »

Dutch Olympic athlete jailed for drugs smuggling by German court

A Dutch Olympic athlete has been jailed for 8.5 years in Germany for drugs smuggling. Madiea Ghafoor, who was part of the 2016 Olympic squad and the Dutch 4×400 metre team, was arrested on June 18 after a routine police check near the German border with Arnhem. The drugs, including 50 kilos of crystal meth and ecstasy, were found in ... Read More »

Drug smugglers caught hiding cannabis in stacks of pizza cheese

A plan by two Dutch men to hide half a tonne of cannabis in piles of pizza cheese was foiled when they were caught at the UK border. Henrik Ruben, 28, and Dominic Leeman, 30, attempted to smuggle drugs with a street value of £5m in two shipments of cheese, the National Crime Agency said. The pair were caught when ... Read More »

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