Passau (dpa/lby) - More than one million euros in bundles of notes were seized by veil investigators from the Passau border police during a vehicle check in February 2020. Now the money belongs to the state. The amount has now been transferred to the state justice fund, the police said on Thursday. It is the largest amount of cash confiscated in Lower Bavaria.
The investigators discovered the money a good two years ago in a car coming from Unna in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was therefore hidden in several containers. A 25-year-old man was behind the wheel, accompanied by a 21-year-old woman. After several months of investigations, which would have led to Spain, the district court of Passau has confirmed that there is no doubt that the money came from criminal origin, it is now said.
Police pointed to a 2017 criminal law amendment that would make it easier for law enforcement agencies and courts to confiscate assets of criminal origin. The person concerned must prove that he has acquired the secured property in a legal manner. "Criminal offenses must not be worthwhile," said the police.