Published On: Thu, Jan 9th, 2014

Part of crime money in the Netherlands comes from Curacao

John DeussTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Ministry of Security had been able to retrieve 91 million euros from the criminal circuit last year. More than a third of that money comes from John Deuss, oil traders and owner of the liquidated First Curacao International Bank (FCIB).

Deuss ran the FCIB, which is officially established in Curacao, in the Netherlands. However, he had no permit. He was also found guilty of not reporting questionable transactions. There was a settlement of 34.5 million euros.


Besides Deuss’ money, the authorities seized cars and speedboats which also brought money in. It is expected that in 2016, 100 million euros will be retrieved from the criminal world. This money goes to the victims and the state treasury.

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