Schiphol lunchbox find nets €85k

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The Royal Military Police from the Police and Security Brigade, arrested a 55-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter on Schiphol, Wednesday afternoon, on suspicion of money laundering.

During a preventative search operation on Schiphol, the military police were about to frisk the 55-year-old driver from Noordwijk,

lunch box with money
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when she told them she had a bag of jewelry with her, that she had to take to her daughter, who had just arrived with her husband from South America.

The police found three expensive watches in her bag, along with a lunchbox, filled with stacks of €50 bills, totaling €85k. The woman could not explain the large amount of money and was taken into custody on suspicion of laundering.

Shortly after, the woman's 27-year-old daughter, also from Noordwijk, was arrested in front of the " departures" hall. The woman's 51-year-old son-in-law had already left. He was arrested later that afternoon in his home. All suspects were detained on suspicion of laundering.

contents of the lunch box
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Financial detectives of the Royal Military Police and Follow-up investigators are working under direction of the Noord-Holland Public Prosecution to investigate the ceased items. All suspects were released, but they remain suspects in the case.