Netherlands: Jumbo supermarket boss released on Sunday after questioning

Netherlands: Jumbo supermarket boss released on Sunday after questioning
Jumbo CEO Frits van Eerd pictured during a press conference for the opening of the first shop of the Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo in Belgium, Tuesday 05 November 2019, in Pelt. Credit: Belga / Luc Claessen

The boss of the Jumbo supermarket chain in the Netherlands, Frits van Eerd, was released after questioning on Sunday. Suspected of money laundering, he had been detained during the past week.

The main suspect, in this case, a 58-year-old person, remains detained, however, said the public prosecutor.

On Tuesday, several searches were carried out in the Netherlands, and in particular at the home of Frits van Eerd in Heeswijk-Dinther, in the Dutch province of North Brabant, but also in Groningen and Drenthe.

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According to the prosecution, the money laundering took place through real estate transactions, car swaps, unexplained cash deposits and sponsorship deals in motocross.

Jumbo is the second largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands and is also active in Belgium. A 57-year-old lady was also released on bail. She, too, remains a suspect in this case, as do five other people who were released earlier this week.


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