300,000 Euro In Underware
Two women were arrested at Schiphol, trying to smuggle a large sum of money abroad. They had 300,000 euro in cash hidden in their underwear. This was reported by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) on Wednesday.
The women were on their way to Brazil and were caught during a security check. The IRS has confiscated the money. The smugglers have been arrested. Pending the investigation, the IRS will not disclose the nationality of the women. The two were arrested, among other, on suspicion of money laundering.
Also, they would have violated the General Customs Law (Algemene Douanewet). Anyone who enters or leaves the European Union with $ 10,000 or more in cash, must declare them to the customs. The aim is to prevent money laundering or financing of terrorists.
The suspects had to face the supervisory judge on Tuesday and will certainly stay 14 days in custody.