19 November 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Duisburg: Police officers secure evidence by the crate after a search of a store. Several metal boxes of gold and cash were seized in a major raid against illegal million-euro transfers. The search operation is directed against "illegal financial structures and the safeguarding of illegally acquired assets". The suspects are said to have used the so-called hawala banking system for their transactions. Cash is deposited at an acceptance point in Germany and paid out again in another country. DPA / LEHTIKUVA / CHRISTOPH REICHWEIN