Two Dutch arrested in international illegal gambling investigation
The police raided a total of 15 addresses in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria on Monday as part of an international investigation into illegal gambling. Two men from Enschede were arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced.
The investigation is focused on an organization believed to offer illegal gambling and betting opportunities on football in the Netherlands and Germany. According to the Prosecutor, the organization pays no gambling tax and hides the revenues from these illegal activities through money laundering.
Two men from Enschede, age 44 and 51 years old, were arrested. They are the prime suspects in this case. The 44 year old man was arrested in Germany. He had 45 thousand euros in cash on him, which was confiscated by the German authorities. The Netherlands will ask Germany to extradite the man. The Dutch authorities seized more than a million euros in bank accounts, real estate and cars.
The Dutch police, with the help of Defense, raided and search gambling locations in Utrecht, Enschede, Hengelo, Devender and Amsterdam. In addition to gambling locations, four homes were also searched in Enschede. The German police searched two houses and business premises. And in Austria the the administration of one company was seized.