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Man charged; $1 million cash seized following vehicle stop - Raptor Squad

Thursday, 18 August 2022 09:42:31 AM

A man’s been charged after Raptor Squad officers seized almost $1 million cash following a vehicle stop in Sydney’s south-west earlier this week.

As part of proactive operations, officers attached to the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad were conducting patrols of the Milperra area and stopped a grey Toyota Hilux on Queens Street at Revesby about 11am on Tuesday (16 August 2022).

After speaking with the driver – a 27-year-old Revesby man – police searched the car and allegedly located around $600,000 cash concealed within bags inside the vehicle.

The man was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

Following further inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Pivetta Street at Revesby about 2pm that day, seizing a further $350,000, electronic devices, and ammunition.

All seized items will undergo further forensic examination.

The man was subsequently charged with two counts of recklessly deal with proceeds of crime more than $5,000, refused bail, and appeared at Bankstown Local Court yesterday.

He’s next due to appear at the same court on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Anyone with information about money laundering or organised crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.