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After an appeal to Dutch television viewers, the national police said Wednesday (Google Translate) that they have received 70 tips regarding laser strikes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe’s fifth-busiest airport.
Authorities say that between July and October 2015, there have been about 100 reported incidents. The sale of high-powered laser pointers is banned in the Netherlands.
Since 2012, shining a laser at aircraft has become a criminal offense in the Netherlands and carries a maximum prison term of 15 years. Earlier this year, two males were arrested for two laser incidents in the country.
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