Taxi driver caught with million euros in trunk

The Public Prosecution Service has demanded 38 months in prison, ten of which are suspended, against an Amsterdam taxi driver suspected of money laundering and underground banking.

The man was arrested in April after officers saw a large yellow supermarket bag being loaded into the taxi from a Mercedes. Agents were aware of the transaction after tips from an ongoing investigation, and when the taxi was searched, it was found that there was indeed a large amount of cash in it.

Divided into three bags, this amounted to just under one million euros. A PGP telephone was also found in the taxi. Both the money and the phone have been confiscated.

The taxi driver was sentenced to 38 months in prison, ten of which are conditional, on Tuesday. The driver of the Mercedes will have to answer to the judge at a later date.

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