The Netherlands’ Fiscal Information and Investigation Service recently arrested two men in Almere and Amsterdam after intimation from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
The authorities searched a house in Almere and seized physical and digital administration, cash, expensive watches and smartphones. The FIOD believes that the house belongs to a wholesaler of building materials.
The wholesaler’s bank account received over 150,000 euros ($177,193) over a period of two years. The source of origin of the deposited funds is not traceable. Moreover, the account has no other significant deposits. The authorities suspect that the conspirators were using this bank account and the garb of business to launder money.