Nearly 70 properties seized in major money laundering investigation

Dutch police Arrest team
File photo of a Dutch police arrest team (photo: Politie). (File photo of a Dutch police arrest team (photo: Politie))

The police seized 69 properties in Eindhoven and Helmond on Tuesday as part of a major money laundering investigation. The main suspect is a 42 year old man from Eindhoven. All the properties are owned by the man or one of his legal persons. No one was arrested.

The police also performed investigations at nine locations, all connected to the prime suspect. The investigations included seven location sin Eindhoven, including the prime suspect's house, one in Uden and one in Maastricht.

A total of 110 police officers participated in the seizures and investigations on Tuesday.

According to Omroep Brabant, the prime suspect is the former owner of coffeeshop The Grasshopper on Grote Berg in Eindhoven. The coffeeshop closed in 2012 when its permits were withdrawn due to suspicions of drug trafficking.

The police had the help of a specialist Defense team and sniffer dogs during the raid on the suspect's home, according to the broadcaster.

The police confiscated administrative records and data carriers, such as hard drives, on most of the locations for further investigations. Most of the seized properties are in Eindhoven, 65, the other four in Helmond.