Berlin authorities seize 77 properties in money laundering case

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July 20 2018

Berlin prosecutors told reporters on Thursday (July 19) that 77 properties had been seized in a potentially wide-reaching money laundering case. The investigation stems from an investigation in 2014, of a bank robbery in the German capital.

Four members of the network aged 18 to 20 were arrested last year on the suspicion of stealing a gold coin worth about $4 million from Berlin’s Bode Museum. Police failed to find the coin. They believe the 100 kg (220lb) Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” coin, made with unusually pure gold, was melted down.