A record sum of 1.78 million euros seized in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean

The Brussels-West police zone carried out, on December 22, one of the largest seizures of cash made in Belgium, she said on Thursday. The area’s anti-banditry squad got their hands on a sum of 1,785,000 euros, in small denominations, in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. A suspect has been arrested.

“A patrol of the anti-banditry squad had attention drawn to a luxury Mercedes AMG car, fitted with French license plates, which was traveling at high speed in an area limited to 50 km / h. A short run- pursuit began, before the driver was finally arrested thanks to another patrol that came as a backup “, reported the Brussels-West police zone.

“A sum of 3,900 euros was discovered in the pockets of the suspect. In the trunk of his car, the police found shopping bags filled with banknotes. The count was carried out at the police station and reported a sum of 280,000 euros “, detailed the police.

“A search was then carried out at the suspect’s home. The police again discovered shopping bags, small packages, boxes … Under the bed and in cupboards, which also contained a lot of cash. , in total, it is a sum of 1,785,000 euros, in small denominations, which was seized “, explained the area.

Two luxury cars, a Mercedes AMG and an Audi A6, were also seized, along with a stolen gun, a money-counting machine, equipment for vacuum-packing money and jewelry worth a total of 26,000 euros, according to the police. The suspect has been placed under arrest warrant and the investigation is ongoing to determine the source of the money.

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