April 23, 2019


Man suspected of money laundering after $400,000 found in washing machine

Man suspected of money laundering after $400,000 found in washing machine In this image released by the Amsterdam Police on Thursday Nov. 22, 2018, confiscated money is seen. Police in Amsterdam say they have detained a 24-year man on suspicion of money laundering after discovering 350,000 euros (dollars US 400,000) in cash hidden in a washing machine. Police said in a statement Thursday that officers were checking a house in western Amsterdam on Monday for unregistered residents when they found the valuable laundry load. (Dutch Police via AP)
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The term “money laundering” was never more appropriate than this week, when Dutch police found around $400,000 stuffed inside the drum of a washing machine.

A man present in the house during Monday’s raid was arrested on suspicion of — yes, you’ve guessed it — money laundering.

Authorities were checking for unregistered residents in western Amsterdam when they found the load.

“The municipal administration revealed that no one lived at the address,” the police told CNN in a statement. “When the police did a search through the house they found €350,000 hidden in the washing machine.”

The police also confiscated several mobile phones, a firearm and a money-counting machine during the raid.

The suspect, who is 24 years old, has not been named.

The police news release included a picture of bundles of €20 and €50 bills crammed into the washing machine.

They said in a statement that the raid was part of an investigation into “housing fraud, money laundering and other [signs] of crime.”

Source: CNN

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