Three money change offices damaged in ‘co-ordinated’ bombings


Three money transfer offices in Amsterdam were hit by explosions on Tuesday night in what police are treating as a series of co-ordinated attacks.

The three branches of Suri-Change, used mainly by Surinamese migrants, were all targeted at around 3am. Police said nobody was injured but the damage was extensive and investigations are ongoing to establish if anything was stolen.

The offices were in Jan Evertsenstraat in the West district, the Eerste van Swindenstraat in East and the Bijlmerdreef in South-East.

Two months ago police raided the head office of Suri-Change in Rotterdam and arrested the 73-year-old owner and his two sons, aged 49 and 45.

Police believe the nine branch offices were being used to launder millions of euros of profits from international drug smuggling. They also impounded 42 properties with a total value of €25 million.

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