Salesman father-of-two with no criminal record is accused of stashing a mysterious haul of $4MILLION after cops find it hidden in a black suitcase in his car
- QLD Police stopped Simon Andrew Cross, 37, near Eight Mile Plains on Tuesday
- They searched his car and found a black suitcase on a seat and a box in the boot
- Inside the box and suitcase was $4,358,707 in cash and Cross was charged
- The Brisbane man got bail and police are investigating the ‘origins’ of the cash
A salesman father-of-two who had no criminal record was busted by police with over $4million hidden inside his car, it is alleged.
Brisbane man Simon Andrew Cross, 37, was stopped by police for a license check on the Pacific Motorway near Eight Mile Plains at about 8.30am on Tuesday.
Queensland Police searched Cross’ station wagon where they allegedly found a black suitcase and a cardboard box filled with $4,358,707 in cash.
Queensland Police searched the car of Brisbane man Simon Andrew Cross, 37, where they allegedly found a black suitcase and a cardboard box filled with $4,358,707 in cash (pictured)
Police allege $2.61million was inside the box located in the boot of the car and a further $1.75million was inside the suitcase which sat on the passenger seat.
Cross was charged with receiving tainted property and appeared at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
His solicitor, Alex Jones, told the court his client had co-operated with police, had no criminal history and had the right to bail.
The police prosecutor told the court ‘normally with no history, it would be a snappy matter,’ the ABC reported.
But they said the large amount of money ‘does change the flavour of the objection.’
Cross was stopped by police for a license check on the Pacific Motorway near Eight Mile Plains at about 8.30am on Tuesday and they found the suitcase on the passenger seat and the box in the boot (pictured: Stock image of suitcase)
Cross was granted bail on several conditions including he must surrender his passport, must report to police twice a week and he can not go within 100 metres of any international departure point.
He exited the court via the side door in the afternoon and was confronted by reporters outside but he refused to comment.
The salesman will return to court on August 10.
Police said an investigation is ongoing to determine the ‘origins’ of the money.