PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Wednesday afternoon June 7th the 46 year old M.M. was arrested at the airport of Sint Maarten. His arrest is in connection with the “Emerald” investigation.
The suspect is in the interest of the investigation in constraints. Therefore, no further information can be given in this case for the time being.
Meanwhile the investigative team, TBO and RST, under the leadership of the judge commissioned searched the house of suspect.
The Emerald-investigation started in April 2016. The investigation started when tbe owner of a security company on Sint Maarten was suspected of falsity in writing, money laundering and tax evasion. In November 2016 O.A. was arresfwd allready in this case and property of him were seized.
The investigatio is part of a larger investigation into fraude and coruption, also called undermining. This is a serious threat for the security and economy of the countries of the Dutch Carribean.
TBO, RST, the national detectives of Curacao and Sint Maarten and the Public Prosecutors Office are all partners in the combating of undermining.