The Spanish police investigation began in 2018 when it became clear that a criminal group operating internationally was active in the province of Málaga. The Dutchman had fled to Marbella under pressure from the Dutch police, according to the Spanish authorities. There he lived in a luxurious house. He also had a house in Delft.
His arrest included three cars, expensive watches, 85,000 euros in cash, credit cards, computers and cell phones. In the Netherlands, the police also seized $ 170,000 in cryptocurrency.