Detectives from Carseldine CIB have arrested and charged four people as part of a protracted money laundering investigation.
Further inquiries following the seizure of cocaine, large quantities of cannabis, $9 million in cash and weapons while intercepting an aircraft at Brisbane in 2020 established under Operation Romeo Mugwort, uncovered alleged evidence of money laundering.
This identified people linked to a gym franchise operating in the Brisbane region allegedly transferring structured monetary deposits via a money remittance service to an offshore location totalling more than $1.5 million dollars.
A 33-year-old Morningside man has been charged with nine counts of money laundering knowingly.
A 51-year-old West End woman has been charged with thirty-four counts of money laundering knowingly.
A 37-year-old man from Lawnton has been charged with one count of money laundering knowingly with circumstances of aggravation being part of a criminal organisation.
A 44-year-old West End man has been charged with one count of money laundering knowingly with circumstances of aggravation being part of a criminal organisation.
All have been bailed to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 24.
Detectives are expecting to make further arrests and are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact police.