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Two Irishmen arrested in Amsterdam after man was threatened with firearm

Two other men arrested were from the UK.

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Updated 4.15pm

TWO IRISH MEN have been arrested in Amsterdam after an incident in which another man told police he was threatened in the city’s Rembrandt Square.

One of the men from Ireland arrested by Dutch police is understood to be a convicted drug dealer closely linked to the Kinahan cartel.

Police said that at around 8.45pm yesterday a police unit on Rembrandt Square was stopped by a man who said he had been threatened with a firearm. The person who had threatened him then went into a bar on the square, he told police.

Multiple units came to assist police at the Rembrandt after the bar was entered. The first suspect was arrested, followed by three other men who were found still to be involved in the incident and who were also in the bar.

Police subsequently found three firearms which were taken for investigation.

Police said that two of the suspects are 29 years old and the other suspects are 37 and 23 years. Two of the suspects – aged 37 and 23 – come from Ireland and the other two are from Britain.

All suspects are still in custody and police are investigating.

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