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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:11 PM

Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover makeshift torture chamber

Source: AP

By MIKE CORDER

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranking officer announced Tuesday.

Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding.

The grisly discovery was made last month by officers investigating leads generated by data from encrypted phones used by criminals. The communications network was cracked recently by French police. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of suspects based on the encrypted messages.

Tuesday’s announcement gave a chilling insight into the increasingly violent Dutch criminal underworld, which is involved in the large scale production and trafficking of drugs.



In this grab taken from video made available by the Netherlands Police on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, a view of a sea container equipped as a torture chamber, in Wouwse Plantage, Netherlands. Dutch police say they have arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs. (Netherlands Police via AP)


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Reply Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover makeshift torture chamber (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jul 7 OP
bucolic_frolic Jul 7 #1
rpannier Jul 7 #2
Delphinus Jul 7 #5
muriel_volestrangler Jul 8 #11
bamagal62 Jul 7 #3
Ahpook Jul 7 #4
dhill926 Jul 7 #6
Dem2theMax Jul 7 #7
NNadir Jul 7 #8
Steelrolled Jul 8 #12
sarcasmo Jul 7 #9
EllieBC Jul 7 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:33 PM

1. Yikes, yikes, yikes, and YIKES!

We're not talking perversion here, we're talking severe forms of actual torture. Sound proof! Serious noises to be stifled.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:35 PM

2. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of suspects based on the en

Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of suspects based on the encrypted messages.

That's really unsettling

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 08:17 PM

5. Yikes!

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:27 AM

11. They're not all to do with torture; it is a form of secure communication

with encrypted phones that they infiltrated.

EncroChat: What it is, who was running it, and how did criminals get their encrypted phones?

Police forces across Europe celebrated their infiltration of EncroChat on Thursday, disrupting international organised crime networks which were using the company's encrypted phones.

In the UK, authorities arrested 746 suspected top-tier criminals who are believed to be involved in murder, gun smuggling and drug trafficking crimes, and seized £54m in cash and 1.5 tonnes of cocaine.

Similar operations have been carried out across Europe, as a result of intelligence gleaned from police's access to millions of messages sent using the encrypted messaging network over the past five months.
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The National Crime Agency (NCA) told Sky News that the company itself has not been accused of criminal activity, but that its platform was used by criminals.

https://news.sky.com/story/encrochat-what-it-is-who-was-running-it-and-how-did-criminals-get-their-encrypted-phones-12019678

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. O.M.G.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:52 PM

4. Someone taking a cue from those

fucked up Hostel movies? I'm not blaming the movie, but could see some demented asshole thinking it a good idea.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 08:26 PM

6. looks like a scene from Dexter...

I wonder what the point was. Senseless cruelty? Trying to obtain information? This is some crazy shit...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 08:49 PM

7. Does anybody else want off this planet?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:12 PM

8. As I understood it, the Dutch drug legalization policy ended the power of drug lords.

I guess I missed something.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:13 AM

12. Organized crime has often worked in legal businesses

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:31 PM

9. Those vile cretins watched Dexter.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:53 PM

10. So is this part of a drug ring?

Can’t they just shoot people like normal drug kingpins?

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