Luxurious items seized by Take Away Team
WILLEMSTAD – This morning the so called “Afpakteam Curaçao” (Take Away Team), under the leadership of a magistrate and a public prosecutor conducted house searches at three locations, namely two at Semikok and one at Santa Rosa/Herst.
Various items were seized, including several luxury cars, two Audis, one BMW, two Accura’s and one Volkswagen Amarok. Also two luxury boats, three trucks, a house, several scooters, two jet skies, motorcycles and jewelry.
Authorities suspect that these items were acquired with criminal money. They have made no arrest during the house searches.
The Afpakteam is a partnership between the Public Prosecution (OM), the Tax Administration Department, Customs, Military Police, Curaçao Police and the Coast Guard. The team was joined today by a specialized search team of the Dutch Defense and the Investigation Cooperation Team (RST).
The objective of the Afpakteam is, within the limits of the law, find innovative and integral ways to take away criminally acquired assets, while giving a clear signal to society that crime does not pay.