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

The term "money laundering" was never more appropriate than this week, when Dutch police found around $400,0...

Posted: Nov 23, 2018 5:02 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2018 5:02 PM

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.

Business and industry sectors

Business, economy and trade

Consumer products

Crime, law enforcement and corrections

Criminal offenses

Domestic appliances

Fraud and financial crimes

Money laundering

Washer and dryers

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."

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
Kokomo
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 35°
Rensselaer
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 40°
Fowler
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 40°
Williamsport
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
Frankfort
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
Delphi
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 42°
Monticello
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 42°
Logansport
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Lots of warmer, windy, wetter weather ahead.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events