Drugs, money laundering & real estate: Eindhoven scheme busted

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On Tuesday, September 30th, the police arrested four people at a commercial building on Kalmoesstraat, Eindhoven, on suspicion of trafficking in narcotics.

The four suspects are two people from Helmond (aged 50 and 60), a 37 year old from Eindhoven and a 51 year old from Nuenen.

This arrest is part of the integrated approach by the police, the Public Prosecutor, the RIEC, tax authorities, Taskforce BZ and the municipalities of Helmond and Eindhoven.

Police officers found narcotics and cash during searches at several locations. Everything has been seized for further investigation.

These government organizations received indications that several people in the real estate world launder their money and then use it to acquire economic dominance. Through analysis of information about crime and fraudulent acts in real estate, it became clear that some specific people play an important part. Locations where these people are involved, are given priority in the investigation.