BONAIRE:— The investigation into money laundering on Bonaire Wednesday, in which searches were performed, a total of eight locations were searched (investigation ‘Thorbes’). On Bonaire six homes and a business were searched by the investigation team, with the support of Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland, RST and Kmar. In the Netherlands a home and a business were searched at the request of the Public Prosecutor BES. Furthermore, a bank vault of the suspects was opened by the prosecutor on Bonaire.
On two addresses on Bonaire and on one address in the Netherlands it was legally demanded that the complete administration would be handed over to the investigating officers. Not complying or not fully complying with such a claim is a felony.
No arrests have been made. In the interest of the investigation, all the data are established and linked with each other. It is obvious that the suspects will be questioned on the basis of these findings.
In the searches and through the demand to hand over data, a very large amount of paperwork and other information was seized.
The research is not only intended to further investigate the suspicion that suspects have made themselves guilty of money laundering. But also to prove and take illegally obtained assets. Also in this context expensive jewelry, cash, a motorcycle, cars, scooters and seven paintings were seized.
Furthermore, an air gun, a pepper spray gun and a laser pointer were taken for further investigation.
Given the scope of the investigation it is expected to take some time before further information can be provided.
Source: St. Martin News Network
A total of 8 searches in investigation on money laundering on Bonaire