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Research into money laundering and underground banking in Curaçao

Research into money laundering and underground banking in Curaçao

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On Curacao Tuesday, six house searches carried out in homes, so-called minimarkets and commercial properties. In the same context, on the same day two house raids carried out in Rotterdam, one in a mini-market and one in a commercial building. It goes according to the Public Prosecutor on Curaçao to conduct an investigation into money laundering and underground banking.

On Curaçao is a man held. Also was 1 million Antillean guilders seized (almost a half a million euro) and a number of cars and buildings to a value of around 10 million Antillianse guilders (almost € 5 million). In addition, there were also paperwork and digital files seized.

The homes on Curaçao were carried out by the Criminal police cooperation unit in cooperation with the ministry of Defence, members of the police corps of Curaçao and Aruba, the Royal Military constabulary and the so-called Afpakteam on Curaçao.

More arrests in the case in which the name of ‘Avior’ has been given are not excluded. The shops and offices on Curaçao are in the hands of Chinese entrepreneurs.

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