Police find €700,000 in cash, hidden in car secret compartment

The cash. Photo: Politie.nl
The cash. Photo: Politie.nl

A 25-year-old man from Zaandam has been arrested after police found €700,000 in cash, hidden in a secret compartment in his car.

Police stopped the car on the A16 last week and found the money, in €100 notes, in a bag in the compartment. They arrested the man and sequestered the car for further investigation.

The police statement did not say if the car had been stopped in a routine control, or why it was picked out for investigation. The driver remains in custody.

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