€16 billion laundered in Netherlands each year – Report

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November 5 2018

Every year around 16 billion euros is laundered in the Netherlands, 90 percent of which come from drug trafficking and fraud, researchers at Utrecht University found in a study commissioned by the the scientific research and documentation center WODC. Fraud is increasing and the under- and upper world are becoming increasingly intertwined, the researchers warned in Trouw.

The researchers came to the figure of 16 billion euros laundered by combining figures on the scale of crime and money laundering flows between countries with other data. These figures are from 2014, because that is the latest figures that are known, but the researchers believe that little has changed in the years since.