As stated in the article, several passports and credit cards were found.
There is a high probability that Schmitz would not stay in the country, so this decision is quite normal. Not a special Kimschmitz treatment.
Schmitz was arrested in New Zealand recently for operating MegaUpload, a cyber locker service that allows users to upload and share files.
Especially Warez and Moviez.
P.S.: Something seems to be wrong with your charset :eek: