The police have arrested a 26-year-old Amsterdammer for involvement in several explosions in Rotterdam. The man was arrested this afternoon at his residence.
Last week, residents of the city were startled by incidents every day of the week, with explosions and shooting incidents on Crooswijkseweg and Van Speykstraat. The role of the man in the events is being investigated.
So far, five people have been arrested for the explosions. This morning, the police announced that a 21-year-old suspect has been detained because of an explosion last night in Rotterdam-Feijenoord. A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday evening and later that night two boys aged 14 and 15 were caught in the act of planting a firebomb.
This year, approximately fifty times explosives were found in Rotterdam. For this reason, security has been increased considerably in places where explosions have taken place recently.
It is not yet known where the nightly explosives come from, but Mayor Aboutaleb said earlier that there is a suspicion that there is a connection to the drug trade. Many drugs would be intercepted in the port of Rotterdam, resulting in tensions among criminals.