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Man charged with money laundering following $4.1 million cash find


A random intercept by police netted more than $4 million in cash at Calamvale on Saturday morning with officers charging the driver with money laundering.
It will be alleged that at around 5am on November 20, a police patrol observed a man acting suspiciously near a vehicle parked on the side of the road in Ormskirk Street.
Officers watched him place a large suitcase in the boot of this vehicle as they approached.
Police spoke to the 28-year-old, who became nervous and elusive.
A search of his vehicle located more than $4.1 million of Australian currency wrapped in plastic inside two suitcases.
The New South Wales resident was arrested and charged with money laundering.
He was remanded in custody today and will next appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 6, 2021.
Further investigation established the man had allegedly entered Queensland from New South Wales at some time within the 48 hours prior to his arrest.
He was further charged with failure to comply with a Covid-19 Public Health Direction and investigations are ongoing.
(Photo/video: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.)