Tue
11
Dec
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Satudarah threatened to commit a "slaughter" in Geleen

The Satudarah chapter in Geleen threatened to commit a slaughter in the city if the police raided the outlaw motorcycle gang's clubhouse. Messages intercepted by the police show that the motorcycle gang threatened to throw hand grenades into a bar with a hundred or more people inside, was revealed during the first hearing against seven members of Satudarah Geleen on Monday, NU.nl reports.

Ten Satudarah members were arrested in Geleen last year. The trial against seven of them started on Monday. The other three will be tried in January. They are suspected of, among other things, membership to a criminal organization, extortion, deprivation of freedom, weapons possession, money laundering and various drug crimes. 

Wed
21
Nov
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Over 40 raids against biker gang Caloh Wagoh; leaders arrested

The police arrested two leaders of Caloh Wagoh on Wednesday morning and are currently raiding over 40 locations linked to the outlaw motorcycle gang. The two leaders, men aged 48 and 70, were arrested in Mijdrecht and Leiden. They're in custody for questioning, the police said in a statement.

The raids are being done by police units Den Haag, Midden Nederland, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Oost Nederland. SWAT teams were deployed in various locations. This major police action, involving over 800 police officers, forms part of a larger investigation into undermining crime. 

The two gang leaders are suspected of participating in a criminal organization, according to the police. They are in restricted custody, which means they are only allowed contact with their lawyers. The raids are still in progress, so the police can not yet say anything about what was found.

Thu
25
Oct
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No Surrender founder gets six years in prison

The court in Breda sentenced , founder of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, to six years in prison on Thursday. He was found guilty of extortion, assaulting and threatening two car dealers, and laundering 1.3 million euros, NOS reports.

The court was appalled by the violent crimes Otto was charged with. "He forced his victims with brute force to give him large amounts of money and vehicles. One of the victims was beaten with a cane, locked in a cage and threatened with the rape of his wife by members of the defendant's motorcycle club", the court said. "Another victim sustained permanent injury in an assault and was told that the ears of his children would be cut off." 

The court concluded that there was an "atmosphere of fear" around Otto. A large proportion of called witnesses did not dare to testify against him. 

Fri
07
Sep
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Public prosecutor asks court to ban No Surrender biker gang

The public prosecution department has asked judges in Assen to ban the motorbike club No Surrender, arguing that the group is an outlaw gang and involved in drugs and other crime.

‘These clubs represent a threat to public order,’ the department said in a statement. ‘They cultivate a violent image and use that for intimidation and extortion. In addition, the committee members (together with the members) of No Surrender are structurally involved in criminal activities including drug trafficking, assault, intimidation and extortion.’

Mon
18
Jun
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Dutch ban homegrown bikers' gang

Dutch judges on Monday banned a national motorcycle club and seized all its assets, ruling gang members had spread a culture of violence and criminal activities in the Netherlands.

"The court in The Hague has decided today that the motorcycle club Satudarah is banned with immediate effect," the judges said in their ruling.

The ban includes not just Satudarah, but also its fan club, and affiliate Supportcrew 999.

The judges found "the combination of numerous offences along with its culture of violence means Satudarah's activities are contrary to public order".

Its members "have been involved for many years in criminal activities including violence against other motorcycle clubs, manufacturing and trafficking in narcotics, the illegal possession of weapons and extortion".

The judges also ordered that the club should lose all its assets including access to its clubhouse.

Wed
30
May
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Dutch prosecutors ask judge to outlaw Hells Angels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have asked a judge to ban the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in the Netherlands, arguing that its members are part of "a subculture of lawlessness."

The appeal is not the first time Dutch authorities have gone after the gang. An earlier attempt to outlaw a local branch of the Hells Angels was rejected by Dutch courts, including by the country's Supreme Court in 2009.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that they handed to a court in the central Netherlands a dossier including hundreds of pages outlining the Hells Angels' activities. They said in a statement that the gang's members are involved in crimes such as extortion and intimidation.

Dutch prosecutors have in recent years gone after other motorcycle gangs, saying that they form a threat to civil order.

Tue
15
May
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Four No Surrender members arrested in Almere

Five people were arrested in Almere on Tuesday morning a major police action against drug trafficking. Four of the five detainees are members of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, a police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl.

The arrested No Surrender members are aged 23, 29, 30 and 42 years and all from Almere. The fifth suspect is a 46-year-old man from Hilversum and is not a member of the motorcycle gang. 

This investigation started in January when a truck driver realized that there may be drugs hidden in his truck. The man left his truck in England and returned to the Netherlands by ferry. When arriving at the harbor of Hoek van Holland he saw four people waiting for him. He was scared and went to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military. Since then, the trucker has been under police protection.

Wed
09
May
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Breda assassination suspect arrested in undercover operation

A 35-year-old man from Sint Willebrord was arrested for the second time last month for involvement in the assassination of Peter van der Linde in Breda last year. Suspect David J. was arrested in an undercover operation, sources confirmed to ANP.

While abroad, J. told undercover police officers things about the murder that resulted in his arrest, according to the news wire. What he said, is not clear. The Public Prosecutor refused to comment.

Last week J.'s pre-trail detention was extended until his first public hearing in June.

Peter van der Linde from Breda was shot and killed at cafe 't Hoekse in Breda in January 2017. He was known in the criminal world and was a friend of Klaas Otto, founder of motorcycle gang No Surrender, according to ANP. Otto made a statement about the murder in April. What he said has not been revealed.

Wed
14
Feb
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Motorcycle gang No Surrender's top leader arrested

The police arrested one of the top leaders of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender in his home in Hulst on Wednesday. The 41-year-old man is suspected of leading a criminal organization, the police said in a statement.

In addition to the arrest, the police also searched three addresses - the suspect's home, his company, and a bar where No Surrender club nights are held. Investigators hope to find supporting evidence and to gather information about criminal activities "in an organized context".

The man in question is Rico R., according to NU.nl. He is one of No Surrender's three so-called 'world captains'. 

Tue
16
Jan
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No Surrender members arrested in investigation into Almere woman's murder

The police arrested two members of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender who they believe may have been involved in the murder of from Almere. The two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The No Surrender members are actually suspected of being involved in a violent robbery in Literatuurwijk in Almere in December 2016, in which a 78-year-old woman was hurt. The police believe that this robbery may be connected to the death of 43-year-old Esther Paul, whose

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