Appointment of MIT programme team to tackle subversive crime

A programme leadership team has been appointed for the Multidisciplinary Intervention Team (MIT) to tackle organised subversive crime. Four members of the programme team have been appointed, drawn from the six cooperating organisations: the Police, the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD), Customs, the Tax and Customs Administration, the Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary/Ministry of Defence and the Public Prosecution Service (OM).

The MIT frustrates and tackles criminal earning models and their business processes, both nationally and internationally. To assist the work of the MIT, a multidisciplinary data centre is being created on the basis of the shared knowledge and expertise of all the services involved, thus creating more operational strength.

‘Criminals and those who facilitate illegal practices are threatening to subvert the legal economy and society, particularly with huge criminal money flows generated by drug trafficking. Thanks to the shared knowledge of the MIT, all supervision, enforcement and investigation partners are able to move more swiftly against criminal business processes at home and abroad. That means breaking up criminal networks, seizing criminal assets and erecting barriers to prevent further criminal activity’,

says Minister Grapperhaus of Justice and Security.