PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday afternoon, June 7, the 46-year-old Mark Mingo was arrested at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA). His arrest is in connection with the “Emerald” investigation.
The suspect is in constraints due to the ongoing investigation, which means 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 suspect’s house.
The Emerald investigation started in April 2016, when the owner of a security company on St. Maarten was suspected of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. In November 2016, O.A. was arrested in this case and his property was seized.
The investigation is part of a larger investigation into fraud and corruption, also called “undermining.” This is a serious threat for the security and economy of the countries of the Dutch Caribbean.
TBO, RST, the national detectives of Curaçao and St. Maarten and the Public Prosecutor’s Office are all partners in combating “undermining.”