Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:40
Amsterdam hotel owners busted for fraud, human trafficking
On Tuesday morning September 30th, investigators from the Office of Financial and Economic Investigation and the Amsterdam police arrested two men and one woman (between the ages of 40 and 44 years) on suspicion of fraud. The three suspects are the owners of a hotel business in Amsterdam. They are suspected of fraud, forgery, money laundering and human trafficking. The suspects were arrested during searches of five homes and four commercial properties. Several million euros was seized in the Netherlands. A suspicious real estate transaction lead to the investigation under the supervision of the Public Prosecutor Amsterdam. The three arrested suspects are being held with restrictions, which means that they may only have contact with their lawyer. More arrests may still be made.