500 thousand euros found in the luggage of a mother and son on Schiphol airport (Picture: Facebook/Koninklijke Marechaussee) - Credit: 500 thousand euros found in the luggage of a mother and son on Schiphol airport (Picture: Facebook/Koninklijke Marechaussee)
Friday, 6 March 2015 - 10:37
Mother, son caught smuggling half million cash in Amsterdam Schiphol
A 42 year old woman and her 20 year old son was caught smuggling 500 thousand euros in cash in their checked luggage through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam last month. The cash was hidden between clothes and magazines. This was done in an investigation into money laundering by the investigation team of the Cooperation Alliance Cash Resources, which consists of employees of the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Military Police), Customs and FIOD. This team is also investigating a 32 year old Amsterdam man who was arrested middle last month on suspicion of involvement in money laundering, possession of possible stolen passports, credit cards and narcotics. During searches at the suspect's home and stores, the team found more than 200 kilograms of hashish, 46 thousand euros, 10 thousand dollars, two suspect stolen passports and several credit cards. This investigation was launched after the arrest of a money courier carrying 35,500 euros at Schiphol.