Where, according to the police, does the bank stand?

Human trafficking and exploitation occur every day. Also in the Netherlands. How can ABN AMRO and the police join forces to combat this? The interview on the sofa takes place close to the National Slavery Monument in Amsterdam.

More often than not, human trafficking and exploitation are not about trucks crammed with refugees. These crimes are usually far less visible and glaring. Take a prostitute, for example, who looks at potential clients in the Red Light District with a friendly smile, or seasonal workers cutting asparagus on the fields around the corner from your home. Are they working of their own free will or are they being forced to do so?

Human trafficking and exploitation occur because they bring in cash. And that money sometimes ends up in the bank accounts of clients of ours and therefore in the bank’s systems. By keeping a sharp eye on unusual transactions, ABN AMRO can help fight human trafficking and exploitation.

In this edition of ‘Where does the bank stand?’ Rob van ’t Oever, Head of Intelligence & Analysis at SIM talks to Gert Buist, advisor on human trafficking with the Dutch Police Force. He wants to know what ABN AMRO can do to combat human trafficking and exploitation.