On January 1, the police rescued a woman with her two children aged three and seven years from the hands of hostages, the police reported Wednesday. A number of the suspects are probably part of the rap scene in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.
On December 31, 2019, the woman was abducted with her children in Amsterdam-Noord to a home in Almere. The woman managed to alert the police, after which an investigation was started.
Five more men and one woman between the ages of 19 and 28 are detained. A total of ten suspects were arrested in the investigation.
A total of five firearms and 200,000 euros in contact money were found and seized by the suspects. The police are now only reporting the arrests in connection with the ongoing investigation.