Dutch news in brief, 13 September 2005

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Police seize 15,000 cannabis plants

Police seize 15,000 cannabis plants

Police in the town of Drachten in Friesland Province seized 15,000 cannabis plants and destroyed them. Civilian town watch officers smelled cannabis smoke while they were checking a suspicious car on 'De Hemmen' industrial estate in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The police were called in and discovered the three occupants of the car had a rubbish bag filled with cannabis plants. The plantation was found during a follow-up search.

All Dutch traced after Katrina

No Dutch people are still missing in the New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina. Conny Williams, Dutch honorary counsel in New Orleans, has put the last "difficult to trace" Dutch national in contact with her family in the Netherlands, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Six Dutch people were listed as "difficult to trace" shortly after the disaster.

Father killed due to 'sexual abuse'

M. D., 22, from the Dutch town of Oss claims he killed his father because the victim had sexually abused him, a court in Den Bosch was told on Tuesday. The suspect was not present during the procedural hearing. M. D. surrendered to police shortly after the body of his 56-year-old father was found in his home on 1 July. The victim appeared to have been strangled, his head was placed in an open stove and a knife had been pushed into his anus.

Princess is patron of the scouts

Princess Máxima has become the patron of the Dutch scouting movement. She follows in the footsteps of her father-in-law Prince Claus who was patron of th Scouting Nederland until his death three years ago. A spokesperson for the organisation said Princess Máxima wants to play a role in helping young people realise their plans and help the integration of various ethnic groups into Dutch society.

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