Justice has so far been relatively powerless to prosecute those who make money out of conflicts that result in the deaths of millions of civilians. Recently, the Netherlands has taken the initiative to tackle the problem. On 18 March, Gus van Kouwenhoven, a 62-year-old Dutchman, was arrested and accused of war crimes for breaking the embargo on selling arms to Liberia. In the mid-1990s, Dutch courts investigated the role of «Mr Gus» in trafficking drugs through Liberia. In 2001, the UN identified him as a key player in the violence in Liberia and Sierra Leone.