What $8.2MILLION in cash looks like: Huge stack of $50 notes is seized as four are arrested on money laundering, drugs and fraud charges
- NSW police make four arrests over alleged money laundering, drug supply ring
- Two women, 27 and 48, and two men, 32 and 30, arrested after Sydney raids
- Nearly $8 million in cash found in a Rhodes unit and in a car parked underneath
A huge haul of $8.2 million in cash plus meth, ecstasy, and weapons has allegedly been seized in early-morning raids.
Two women and two men were charged on Wednesday over what NSW police will allege is a money laundering and drug supply ring, with the illegal importation of tobacco also involved.
Almost $8 million was allegedly recovered from a single unit in Rhodes, split between a car boot and inside the apartment.
Organised crime police and the NSW Crime Commission conducted the operation with help from the ‘bikie-busting’ Raptor squad.
A huge haul of $8.2million in cash plus ice, ecstasy and weapons have been seized after early morning raids in western Sydney (pictured, the castle of cash seized by police)
Two women and two men were charged on Wednesday over what NSW police will allege is a money laundering and drug supply ring, with the illegal importation of tobacco also involved (pictured, police count the money seized)
Photos of the millions seized including one of a massive cash castle carefully sorted into countless thick bundles of fifty and hundred dollar notes.
A huge stack was piled on a concrete floor, with more inside a heavy carry bags.
Officers searched several properties on Wednesday in Burwood, Campsie, and Rhodes before making the arrests.
Four people – two women, aged 27 and 48, and two men, aged 30 and 32 – were arrested.
Inside a unit in Rhodes, where the 48-year-old woman was arrested, they allegedly located $3.1 million in cash.
The cash was carefully sorted into countless thick bundles of fifty and hundred dollar notes, with a huge stack piled on a concrete floor, while more was pictured inside a heavy carry bags (pictured, bundles inside a carry bag)
Officers searched several properties on Wednesday in Burwood, Campsie and Rhodes before arresting two women aged 27 and 48 and two men aged 30 and 32 (pictured, the cash seized by NSW police on Wednesday)
Police also allegedly seized another $4.78 million found stashed in the boot of a car parked below the apartment building.
The woman arrested at the Rhodes unit was charged with three counts of dealing with the proceeds of crime and one of importing tobacco with intent to avoid stamp duty.
Several other large caches of cash, meth, and MDMA, and a prohibited extendable baton were allegedly found at three other properties during the searches.
The 27-year-old Burwood woman is also charged with drug supply, and the 32-year-old Campsie man is charged with directing a criminal group and possessing a prohibited weapon.
All four were refused bail and are due to face court on Thursday
On the NSW police Facebook page several people salivated over the cash haul, including one who cheekily asked for ‘just 10k bro’ (pictured, the NSW police’s cash haul found at four Sydney addresses on Wednesday)