Record amount criminal funds seized
The justice ministry last year seized 23 million euros in criminal funds. It is the highest amount since legislation introduced in 1995 made such seizures possible.THE HAGUE- When suspects are charged, the public prosecutor estimates the amount of criminal funds that can be impounded.
If the defendant is convicted, the judge determines the final amount to be seized.
Speaking on television, a justice spokesperson said he hoped the seized amounts would the coming years keep growing.