A man has seized over $300,000 in cash at Perth Airport
A man has been caught trying to travel interstate with $300,000 worth of dirty money in his hand luggage, Australian Federal Police say.
Authorities said the Sydney man was trying to fly home from Perth on Tuesday when the huge loot of cash was discovered at a security checkpoint.
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Three plastic bags filled mostly with wads of $50 bills were pulled from the passenger’s suitcase and more than $6,400 was found in his wallet, officials claim.
The 29-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly refused to provide details about his travel, home address or the substantial amount of cash.
He was charged with dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime, an offense carrying a maximum sentence of three years in prison if convicted.
Officers also confiscated the man’s two cell phones and a tablet for further investigation.
The Sydney man is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court in June.
AFP Detective Acting Inspector David Blockley said federal police are working to ensure airports are not part of the criminal supply chain.
“AFP works to seize the proceeds of crime from suspected criminals motivated solely by profit and greed at the expense of law-abiding Australians,” he said.
https://7news.com.au/news/crime/man-charged-over-300000-cash-seizure-at-perth-airport-c-10060865 A man has seized over $300,000 in cash at Perth Airport