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Huge bag of $2M cash seized in Melbourne as meth syndicate broke down

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Ever wondered what $2MILLION looks like in CASH? Huge Bag Of Money Is Seized By Police As Meth Smuggling Syndicate Is Vandalized

  • Detectives Seize More Than $1.8 Million in Cash After Drug Syndicate Arrest
  • Drug bust found in a load of tires in Melbourne harbor in March 2020
  • Nine days later, officers discovered a pile of $50 and $100 bills on a coffee table
  • Cash has now been forfeited to the Australian crime prevention government










Detectives seized more than $1.8 million in cash after busting a drug trafficking syndicate that attempted to import 250kg of meth into Australia.

Australian Federal Police intercepted the drug bust, which was hidden in a shipment of tires, in Melbourne harbor on March 11, 2020.

Nine days later, officers discovered most of the cash in $50 and $100 notes piled high on a coffee table at a Melbourne address, an AFP spokesman said.

Detectives seized more than $1.8 million in cash (pictured) after taking down a drug trafficking syndicate. Police found most of the cash in $50 and $100 bills piled high on a coffee table at a Melbourne address

The money has now been forfeited to the Australian government after three men were arrested and sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for their role in the syndicate.

All three pleaded guilty to possession of a commercial amount of border-controlled drugs.

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to up to 11 years in prison and will spend six years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

Two 20-year-old men were given prison terms of up to 10 and five years.

They must serve five and two and a half years in prison respectively.

The money has now been forfeited to the Australian government after three men were arrested and sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for their role in the syndicate

The money has now been forfeited to the Australian government after three men were arrested and sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for their role in the syndicate

Three men pleaded guilty to possession of a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs.  Pictured is part of the cash withdrawal

Three men pleaded guilty to possession of a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs. Pictured is part of the cash withdrawal

The money will be sent to the Australian Financial Securities Authority (AFSA), which will use the money for crime intervention and other law enforcement initiatives.

AFP Criminal Assets Confiscation Commander Stephen Fry said the case demonstrates the police’s ability to deprive offenders of the proceeds of crime.

“This case demonstrates that the AFP-led CACT will relentlessly pursue criminally acquired assets to ensure that those who commit crimes are deprived of the benefits they have gained from their illegal activities,” Mr Fry said.

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