This is the total amount that Dutch Customs seized during 2015 when carrying out checks under EU Regulation 1889/2005. The service regulates the obligation to declare liquid assets – a measure aimed at countering money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Under this system people leaving or entering the European Union with € 10,000* or more in cash or securities are required to declare this to Customs. For that purpose there is a special declaration form for cash and securities, which can be downloaded at www.douane.nl and is available at airports and seaports. Passengers who correctly follow the procedure are issued with a document that enables them to demonstrate elsewhere that the cash (or bearer securities, for example) have been declared in the Netherlands.
Click on the buttons in the illustration to read more about the results of this special Customs task.
* In the case of foreign currency, the value must be converted into euros.