Dutch police bag more criminal money

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Dutch police aided by financial experts have managed to increase enormously the amount of criminal money they net.

A year-long trial involving five police forces in the Netherlands ended with the average amount of money confiscated rising from just three million euros in 2008 to 25 million in 2009.

The project saw the police use experts such as accountants and business economists to track down the illicit cash. The financial specialists were given limited police training. A police spokesman says the investment was more than returned.

Due to the success of the trial, the use of more financial experts is set to be introduced into forces nationwide over the next few years.




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