Wednesday 15 July 2020

Prosecutors recover more than €400m in criminal earnings


Prosecutors seized more than €400 million worth of criminals’ assets in 2016, four times their target figure.

The public prosecution service’s annual report said that the haul of €416.5 million represented the recovery of criminal gangs’ earnings.

The service missed its targets on clearing up crimes such as domestic burglaries and street robbery, while cybercrime was another area where its performance fell short of expectations.

Herman Bolhaar, departing chairman of the college of public prosecutors, said almost all objectives for the year had been achieved and the service had ‘contributed to a safer and more just Netherlands’.

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