Johan van Laarhoven, former owner of coffee shop The Grass Company, is filing an appeal against his money laundering conviction in Thailand. The Thai court sentenced the Dutchman to 103 years in prison last week. He has to serve 20 of those years.
Dutchman Johan van Laarhoven has been sentenced to 103 years in prison by a Thai court for laundering money he earned with the trade in soft drugs. According to his lawyer, Sidney Smeets, he has to serve 20 of those years.
ABN Amro announced today that investigations around its Private Banking office in Dubai have been completed, and the company is to pay around 1.1 million euros in fines due to shortcomings of its money laundering protection procedures and controls.
Police in Rotterdam found 1 million euros in cash in the trunk of a car at a gas station along the A13 on Sunday night. Officers arrested the driver and confiscated the cash. The man will appear before the magistrate on Wednesday facing charges of money laundering.
The Rabobank branch in Calexico, California is facing an investigation by American judicial authorities due to suspicions of across the border money laundering. Rabobank is "cooperating fully" with the investigation
The 48-year-old police detective that was arrested on September 29 of this year for suspectedly selling police investigation information to criminals, has also been found with 235 thousand euros in cash in his possession, reported the Public Prosecutors’ (OM) website. He is also suspected of corruption, money laundering and dereliction of his duties.
The highly experienced detective from the National Investigation Services held for allegedly selling confidential information to criminals is likely the first of several more arrests to come, NRC journalist Marcel Haenen told NOS Radio 1 Journaal.
A police officer assigned to the country’s national investigatory team was arrested last month in what authorities described as “the biggest judicial scandal” in decades. The policeman is suspected of selling confidential information related to investigations to drug trafficking rings and outlaw motorcycle gangs, the NRC reported on Friday.
Wealthy Dutch people are abusing tax havens abroad to prevent from being taxed on 129 billion euros in deposits, a former tax inspector told television show Nieuwsuur. The money is held in the accounts of shell companies based in the Cayman Islands, Seychelles and Virgin Islands, among other locations, the researcher, Jan van Koningsveld, said.
Dutch bank ING is accused of enabling 123 million euros of money laundering, channelling the flow of funds into companies in tax havens such as the Virgin Islands, reported Volkskrant.nl. Statements made by financier Sam van Doorn, 71, says that ING was repeatedly warned about the shady business practices going on there.
A major international joint investigation between Italy and the Netherlands led to 48 arrests involving members of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta, a powerful crime syndicate with its roots in Calabria, Italy. Authorities in the Netherlands focused in on the Aalsmeer flower auction, where flower traders and deliverers were brought in for questioning on a multi-million euro scheme to defraud flower suppliers, possibly smuggle drugs, steal millions in chocolate, and plan the assassination of victims who came forward, according to newspaper Parool.
ABN Amro has dismissed another employee of the bank's Dubai office due to fraud, bringing the total of fired employees in the fraud investigation up to nine.
A total of 16 suspects will be appearing in court on Friday on charges of extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, weapons possession and membership to a criminal organization. Most of these suspects are members of the Limburg chapter of motorcycle gang Bandidos.
The Netherlands and Sint Maarten will continue working together on strengthening law enforcement on the island to fight corruption and crime.
The fiscal intelligence and investigation service FIOD will soon have the capability of tapping prepaid cellphones themselves. Prepaid phones are widely used by criminals as so-called "burner phones" as they are anonymous and therefore harder to tap.
The Public Prosecutor suspects a banker at ABN Amro Clearing Bank of money laundering and tax fraud
On Tuesday the police arrested a 35 year old man in Bergen op Zoom on suspicion of money laundering and participation in a criminal drug organization. This drug organization is believed to be one of the two that were involved in the assassination of 37 year old Lithuanian man Gintas Macionis in Huijbergen on February 22nd last year.
A 39 year old Romanian man was arrested at Eindhoven Airport on Monday afternoon. He was carrying 39 cell phones, believed to have been stolen at the Tommorowland festival in Belgium.
The police arrested a German man in Roosendaal on Thursday afternoon after finding almost 140 thousand euros in the trunk of his car.
On Tuesday the police broke up a chat-scam scheme and arrested 4 suspects on suspicion of theft, fraud and money laundering.
The Criminal Investigation team seized nearly 4 million euros in a large investigation into money laundering last week. Several suspects were arrested in Aruba and the Netherlands.
The police have arrested three more suspects in the 18 month long investigation surrounding a crime family in Roosendaal. This crime family is suspected of operating a drug line to France.
The police discovered a large amount of baby formula as well as a large amount of cash in a van on the A12 near Zevenaar. The two men in the van, both German aged 35 and 44 years, were arrested
Farah el O., owner of spy shop One2spy in Amsterdam-West, has once again been arrested. This time on suspicion of laundering criminal money.