€50,000 cash found in car's hidden compartment during traffic check

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
A 2008 BMW M3 E92 outfitted in Dutch police colors shown off in Noord-Brabant. (file photo)

On Thursday the police arrested two Amsterdam residents, age 28 and 30 years, after finding 50 thousand euros in cash in a hidden compartment in their car during a large traffic check on the A9. Three people from The Hague were also arrested when the police found an airsoft weapon, soft drugs and a large amount of cash in their car, Het Parool reports. 

The traffic check was held on the A9 on Thursday afternoon and evening as part of the Dark Days Offensive. This involves the police conducting extra checks between October and March, as criminals are more active in the winter months, according to the newspaper.

The Tax Authority also seized 18 cars and collected 62 thousand euros in outstanding fines during the traffic check. Over 90 drivers were also fined for driving under the influence of alcohol or with too smooth tires.