At different companies at different locations, bomb letters were found between the postal services in recent days. The Netherlands police now warns. The letters were delivered to a hotel and a gas station in Amsterdam, a brokerage firm in Utrecht and a gas station and car company in Rotterdam in the one week period. Nothing in the Northern Netherlands.
The bomb letters did not cause any damage, because the explosives did not go off, but could have caused serious physical injury. Serious account is taken of the fact that there is one and the same sender.
The criminal investigation department is investigating the case and the bomb letters are being investigated further by specialists from the Dutch Forensic Institute. The investigation also involves specialists from the Explosives Clearance Service Defense (EOD) and a Team Leader for Explosives Safety (TEV).
These letters state the sender CIB, located at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam. A suspicious letter was also found at the CIB headquarters itself on Thursday 2 January, which is currently being investigated. The investigation by the criminal investigation has shown that this office has no further involvement in this case.
On Friday, January 3, around 8.40 a.m. media received a report that there was probably a bomb letter in the mail room of a hotel on Ferdinand Bolstraat. The mail room staff had determined that this letter had the same characteristics as that of previously sent bomb letters, as was announced by the police on Thursday, January 2, 2020. 112 were immediately called as advised.
Criminal Investigation, Forensic Investigation and Team Leader Explosives Security have launched an investigation on site and have the Explosives Clearance Service Defense come to the site to disable the explosive in the letter. The letter with content has been transferred to the Dutch Forensic Institute for further investigation for investigation by the criminal investigation department.
The bomb letter that arrived at CIB yesterday turned out to be for a company in Maastricht, but did not arrive there. The letter was sent to the CIB in Rotterdam via a postal sorting center on the basis of the falsified sender data. This letter had sustained fire damage, but had not exploded.
The police emphasize once again that the CIB in Rotterdam has no involvement whatsoever in this case.