Dutch police clamp down on fake weapons
Travellers found with a toy or fake weapon at the airports can be fined up to EUR 270.The Netherlands – The Dutch military police and customs officers will be conducting extra checks on holidaymakers who may be returning to the Netherlands with illegal fake weapons.
Travellers found with an imitation weapon can be fined up to EUR 270.
Toy weapons and fake weapons that look just like real ones are forbidden in the Netherlands. Travellers found with an imitation weapon can be fined up to EUR 270 per piece.
Folders are being distributed at Schiphol and Rotterdam airports to warn tourists against the illegal possession of a fake weapon.
In countries such as Spain and Turkey, imitation weapons are legal and easy to purchase.
The Dutch authorities are aware that in countries such as Spain and Turkey, the weapons laws are much less strong. Imitation weapons are legal and easy to purchase in those countries.
In the Netherlands, fake weapons are illegal as they are often used by criminals as are hard to distinguish from real weapons.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica