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10 Dutch men were arrested, accused of laundering $22 million by using Bitcoin

10 Dutch men were arrested accused of laundering 22 million by using Bitcoin

Ten men suspected of laundering approximately $22 million of ill-gotten money were arrested all throughout the Netherlands. The men allegedly laundered €15-20 million using the crypto-currency Bitcoin. It concerns money for drug dealers who sell their stash via illegal online marketplaces, which are only visible in combination with special software.


All ten men are Dutch and between 20 and 30 years old. They were captured on account of enormous amounts of money which were deposited into their accounts, only to quickly after being withdrawn in cash from ATM's.


A total of 250 law enforcement officials of all sorts worked together to lead this massive arrest to a success. A judge will determine on the confinement next Friday.