Published On: Fri, Oct 7th, 2016

Justice raids Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten

Central Bank_frontWILLEMSTAD – The Anti-Corruption Unit held a raid last Thursday at the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. According to the Public Prosecution Office in Curaçao, this raid has to do with an ongoing investigation into possible tax evasion by the President of the Central Bank, Emsley Tromp.

The bank refused to cooperate with a request for information. Ultimately the bank provided this and the information was confiscated. No one was arrested.

Tromp is taken a leave of absence pending the investigation. In August this year, justice authorities raided his house.

The investigators are investigating the nexus of the underworld and politics in Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The anti-corruption unit is part of the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team RST as well as the Attorney General’s office of Curaçao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The team specializes in combatting crime that aims to undermine legitimate society by committing acts such as (tax)fraud, corruption and money-laundering.

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