Couple sue over anonymous tip-off

A couple from Valkenswaard are taking legal action to find out who falsely claimed to police they were growing marijuana, the Volkskrant reports on Monday.

The couple were not at home when police raided their property on July 1 and searched the entire building from top to bottom.
Police said they had received an anonymous tip-off.
The couple’s lawyer hopes to establish jurisprudence with the case.
‘Nothing happens to the person who gave a false tip-off, but my clients are now on file as being involved with drugs,’ the lawyer said. ‘They will never get rid of that… [false tip-offs] are a very good way of taking revenge on someone you do not like.’
Last year, the official anonymous tip-off phone line received 76,000 tips which led to 710 crimes being solved and 1,100 arrests.

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