Published On: Mon, Jun 11th, 2018

Investigation “Football”: 3 arrested

Public ProsecutionWILLEMSTAD - On Sunday afternoon, June 10, 2018, members of the National Criminal Intelligence Agency (LrC) arrested a policeman at Hato airport as part of an investigation dubbed "Football". It concerns the man F.A.W. (Curaçao, 33 years old).

Continuing the investigation, a Customs official in training was also arrested. It concerns the man named J.N.P.H. (Curaçao, 26 years old). In addition, the businessman U.I.P. (Curaçao, 50 years) was also arrested.

After the arrests, a number of searches were carried out at the addresses of Gosieweg, Siberia, 2 addresses in Sans Souci and Kashutuin, under the direction of an Assistant Public Prosecutor.

The Investigation Team Curaçao was supported by the police force Curaçao, the team for combatting undermining (TBO) and #Defense Caribbean Area.

Thereby, narcotics, documents and various articles that are important for the investigation were confiscated.

The "Football" investigation was started in response to information obtained about abuse of office, leakage of information and involvement of officials in illegal practices.

The National Criminal Investigation Department is a criminal investigation agency with a special task that focuses, among other things, on the investigation of conduct that affects the integrity of public administration. The National Criminal Investigation Department only carries out investigations after an order from the Attorney General.

Official corruption is a threat to the rule of law. The LrC and the Public Prosecution (OM) Curaçao therefore give priority to investigations into such forms of corruption.

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