The next day, five of the men in a constitutional hearing at the Court in Kolding were remanded in custody until 15 April. The 53-year-old who was arrested in Germany has now been extradited and remanded in custody.
According to the Public Prosecutor for International and Economic Crime – colloquially called the Bagmandspolitiet – the men have swindled with the help of fake bills.
The suspicion is that the detainees are behind a number of fictitious invoices for the delivery of labor, goods or other services to hundreds of Danish companies.
The purpose should be that the companies could use the invoices for money laundering.
The behind-the-scenes police believe that more than DKK 200 million has been laundered in 35 countries.
The five men are 58 years old, 56 years old, 48 years old, 46 years old and 31 years old. The term “money laundering” covers various activities. But the purpose is always to make it look as if money comes from legal activities, even though in reality they come from crime.
In the case, the behind-the-scenes police have seized a total of one and a half million kroner. One million is seized from a defendant’s account, while the rest is seized in the form of cash as well as valuable watches and jewelry.
Source: The Nordic Page