Large-scale action against money laundering
WILLEMSTAD - The so-called Combined Team of police officers, the RST, a magistrate and a prosecutor, performed no fewer than 9 house searches yesterday. The aim of the raids was the fight against money laundering here on the island and abroad.
The action was directed against people who engage in large scale money laundering, fraud, falsification of documents and illegal currency exchange practices. During the action six persons were arrested in various businesses and homes.
Reportedly, the authorities have seized 1 million guilders in foreign currency. They also seized documents, swipe machines and other objects that may be relevant to the investigation.
The raids were conducted in various businesses and homes. They were performed simultaneously with other actions abroad on the basis of a request for legal assistance. The authorities did not disclose exactly were these raids were held.