$3.6 million cash and firearm seized in money laundering investigation - SCC Organised Crime Squad
Friday, 13 October 2017 03:38:16 AM
***Editors Note: Images of the cash and pistol have been posted on the NSWPF Facebook page***.
Detectives investigating money laundering have charged a third man arising from Strike Force Millstream.
In 2014, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime and the NSW Crime Commission established Strike Force Millstream to investigate large-scale supply of prohibited drugs in NSW.
As part of the investigation, detectives uncovered a significant money laundering syndicate and other organised criminal activity.
Earlier this week, two men were charged by Strike Force Millstream detectives over their alleged roles in the syndicate. They remain before the courts.
As part of ongoing investigations, detectives executed two search warrants at homes at Erskine Park and St Clair about 8am on Wednesday (11 October 2017).
During the searches, police seized $3.6 million cash, a pistol with silencer, electronic storage devices, and documentation.
Following further inquiries, Strike Force Millstream detectives arrested a 31-year-old man at Surry Hills Police Station just before midday yesterday (Thursday 12 October 2017).
The Erskine Park man was charged with knowingly deal with proceeds of crime with intent to conceal, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, possess unauthorised pistol, two counts of possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm, not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm, and deal with identity info to commit indictable offence.
He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court later today (Friday 13 October 2017).
As investigations under Strike Force Millstream are ongoing, no further information is available.
Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Millstream investigators to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
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