Dutch news in brief, 19 September 2006

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21 'Amazonian' shoplifters arrested

21 'Amazonian' shoplifters arrested

Twenty one teenage girls have been arrested in Delfzijl in relation to 50 shoplifting offences. The girls, aged 12 to 18, allegedly pilfered from shops from November last year to last August just for the thrill, police said. Twenty of the suspects are from Delfzijl and one is from Appingedam. Three have previous convictions.

Suspect admits killing Ilona Németh

Amin M., 27, had admitted to murdering Utrecht woman Ilona Németh in 2004, broadcaster RTV Utrecht reported on Tuesday. M. also admitted to raping the victim but he claimed in court in Morocco that he did not intend to kill her. His lawyer expects M. will be jailed for life. Németh disappeared in July 2004 and her body was found buried near Utrecht Overvecht train station a year later. Moroccan police arrested M., a resident of Utrecht, last July.

13th Century shipwreck resurfaces

A shipwreck from the 13th Century has been discovered off the northern court of the Netherlands. It was found during digging work for the construction of a gas pipeline between Russia and the UK. Areas of potential archaeological interest alone the route are being investigation. The wreck was found north of the Friesland town of Sneek.

Internet gang 'swindled millions'

Police believe that a group of Nigerians being held in custody were part of a gang that swindled millions from people in Europe and the US with emails offering get-rich-quick schemes. The victims were asked for a small investment but the promise of a large financial return turned out to be bogus.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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