Dutch authorities seize $2.64 million in cash during a money-laundering investigation


On May 22, 2020, Dutch law enforcement authorities arrested a 29-year-old man from Amsterdam on suspicions of money-laundering. The public prosecutor gave the authorities the permission to search the suspect’s house. During the search, investigators seized over 2.4 million euros ($2.64 million) in cash along with a money counter.

A search is only the beginning phase of any money-laundering investigation. Thus, further investigation in this case is underway. The examining magistrate has detained the suspect for two weeks to continue the investigation.

This case highlights how identifying and tackling organized crime is among the top priorities of government authorities. Further, the police, public prosecution service as well as the administration seem to have effectively joined forces in this case.