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Taxes
Mar 21 '17 09:21

A number of tax advisors are suspects in a fraud case involving 2.7 million euros, the Tax authorities' investigative department FIOD announced on Tuesday. Five suspects were arrested. Their identities were not disclosed, ANP reports.

Over the past two weeks the FIOD raided seven offices and homes in Stein, Holten, Hoorn, Purmerend, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and Wezep. Computers and files were seized as well as bank accounts, cars, houses and cash. A massive 180 thousand euros in cash was found in one advisor's home. The origin of the money is under investigation.

Crime scene tape
Mar 20 '17 11:20

The Maaspoort area in Den Bosch was woken by gunfire during the early hours of Monday morning as a home on Stapelen was targeted in a shooting. On social media local residents describe the shots as sounding like machine gun- or automatic gunfire.

According to Omroep Brabant, the lower shutter of the home is riddled with bullet holes. The window behind the shutter was also severely damaged. Several surveillance cameras can be seen around the home. 

Police officers on the street
Mar 17 '17 11:30

On Thursday morning the police and tax investigative authority FIOD raided a warehouse on Industrieweg in Nieuwegein. Inside the authorities found raw materials for the establishment of a drug lab, AD reports.

The police also found a large quantity of bags containing potassium carbonate and a number of colored barrels with unknown content, according to the newspaper. As far as is known, no arrests were made.

An employee of a car dealership across the street told AD that the warehouse had been empty for some time.

Mar 13 '17 08:27

The members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are increasingly meeting in pubs and restaurants in the Netherlands, Zwolle mayor Henk Jan Meijer said to newspaper AD. According to him, this is due to the closing of clubhouses.

Meijer is chairman of a national consultative group that is working to address the problem of motorcycle gangs in the Netherlands. The group is made up of representatives from, among others, the Public Prosecutor, tax investigative authority FIOD, police and local authorities.

Feb 27 '17 14:40

Between 1996 and 2003 Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam paid bribes to the Saudi kings Fahd and Abdullah, broadcaster Human reported on Monday based on documents from the Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD. All in all Ballast Nedam paid 500 million dollars to members of the Saudi royal family, according to the broadcaster.

The company and the Public Prosecutor reached a 17.5 million euros settlement on this bribery case in 2012.  

Oct 7 '16 08:55

A 44-year-old man from Almere was arrested by the Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD after an amount of 2 million euros was discovered in an ambulance he wanted to ship to Suriname, Metro reports. He is suspected of money laundering.

arrest
Sep 21 '16 11:30

Limburg man Toon van H. was arrested in his home in Echt on Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the assassination of two justice officials. Van H.'s lawyer Ludo Hameleers confirmed the arrest, AD reports.

Sep 8 '16 11:40

The Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD is currently searching the alFitrah mosque in the Utrecht neighborhood Overvecht in connection with a fraud investigation

Aug 9 '16 11:00

Customs and police officers discovered 110 kilograms of cocaine while checking the cargo of an Iranian truck in Amsterdam's Westelijk Havengebied on July 28th, the investigative department for the Tax Authorities FIOD announced. Three men were arrested.

Jun 16 '16 15:30

Customs officers in Rotterdam found some 4 thousand kilograms of cocaine hidden in a pineapple container on June 1st. According to the Public Prosecutor, this is one of the largest cocaine catches ever in the port of Rotterdam.

Jun 10 '16 17:05

Two men were arrested after 100 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the port of Rotterdam. The drugs were hidden in two bags in a shipping container

Jun 2 '16 14:20

The Dutch tax investigation service FIOD raided ten locations in an international fraud investigation involving six Dutch companies on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced.

May 19 '16 09:24

The Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD launched an investigation into fraud in the transfer of players at FC Twente, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday

Football
May 12 '16 12:00

The Tax Authorities' investigative service FIOD arrested two people on Thursday on suspicion of tax fraud at a football club in the league. The Public Prosecutor believes they paid a number of amateur footballers' salary's under the table and in cash, in this way lowering their payroll tax and benefits contributions.

Apr 28 '16 15:20

Customs officials found roughly 2,900 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a shipping container. The drugs were discovered on March 11. mixed in with a shipment of furniture and moving boxes sent from Curaçao to an address in Kranenburg, Germany.

Apr 21 '16 14:15

About 500 kilograms of cocaine was found hidden in the arms of a carnival attraction in Rotterdam last week, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.

Apr 4 '16 07:32

The Dutch authorities simultaneously raided about 100 buildings in Brabant and Limburg on Monday morning in an ongoing investigation into a network trading in synthetic drugs and cannabis. So far about 50 people were arrested

Mar 31 '16 09:52

Shell is being investigated for bribery surrounding the granting of an oil contract in Nigeria. Investigators from the tax investigation service FIOD and the Public Prosecution office visited the Headquarters in The Hague in connection with that case, a spokesperson for the oil company said to news wire ANP.

Jan 29 '16 08:47

The Technical Management supervisor of the University of Groningen was one of eight people arrested in a large scale fraud and money laundering investigation, a spokesperson for the university confirmed

Jan 20 '16 08:38

On Tuesday the investigative department of the tax authorities FIOD raided 15 addresses and arrested 10 suspects in a large-scale investigation into Bitcoin payments made and received for criminal products and services over the so-called Dark Web, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Dec 28 '15 14:10

Three KLM engineers working on Schiphol-Oost hangars 11 and 14 and four other suspects were sentenced for trying to smuggle cocaine from the Antilles, concealed in hidden compartments in airplanes, in 2013 and 2014. The suspects received prison sentences between of 1 and 2.5 years, with one case of 240 hours of community service and a conditionally suspended prison sentence

Oct 21 '15 14:58

The Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, FIOD, raided a company in Rotterdam on Tuesday in an investigation into import duties and tax evasion in the import of cheap Chinese solar panels. The Tax Authorities believe that this case could involve 40 million euros in import duties evasion in the Netherlands and Germany.

Aug 18 '15 10:43

The fiscal intelligence and investigation service FIOD will soon have the capability of tapping prepaid cellphones themselves. Prepaid phones are widely used by criminals as so-called "burner phones" as they are anonymous and therefore harder to tap.

Aug 11 '15 15:52

The Public Prosecutor suspects a banker at ABN Amro Clearing Bank of money laundering and tax fraud

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