Police find €220,000 cash in Rotterdam trash can

€220,000 found in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat in Rotterdam, 5 June 2018
€220,000 found in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat in Rotterdam, 5 June 2018. Photo: Politie

The police arrested three men in Rotterdam for money laundering after discovering 220 thousand euros in cash in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat.

Surveillance officers spotted a suspicious car on Boezemweg on Tuesday evening. They decided to follow the car. On Philip Vingboonsstraat the passenger of the car got out, took a package from a man at the door of a home, and got back into the car.

The officers pulled the car over for a check, and found a plastic bag containing over 30 thousand euros in cash. "Reason enough to also search the home on Philip Vingboonsstraat", the police said in a statement. "That turned out to be a good move."

In the home, they found another 220 thousand euros in cash in a garbage can. The money was confiscated.

The two men in the car and the man in the house were arrested for money laundering. The suspects are a 44-year-old man from Limburg, and two men aged 33 and 43 with no fixed place of residence.

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