PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — As of early Monday morning, November 28, 2016 the special anti-corruption taskforce TBO of the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team RST, Led by the investigative judge, started conducting several searches on St. Maarten.
The searches are conducted as part of an investigation into bribery, tax fraud, forgery of documents and money laundering. No arrest have been made so far, but the investigation is still ongoing.
It is expected the searches will continue throughout the day. We will give an update as soon as possible. The investigation is part of a joint intensified fight against international fraud and corruption.
Corruption and money laundering threaten the security and economy of the countries in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom.
The special anti-corruption taskforce, TBO of the RST, together with the National Detectives Agencies (Landsrecherches) of Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the Prosecutor’s Office have joined forces to combat corruption.
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