Police charge two after $800,000 cash located during vehicle stop near Granville – Criminal Groups Squad

Criminal Groups Squad investigators have charged two men after seizing $800,000 cash during a vehicle stop in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Acting on information received, officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor Highway stopped a white Mercedes at the intersection of Arthur and Virginia Street, Rosehill, about 6pm yesterday (Tuesday 1 December 2020).

In a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers seized a sports bag and black garage bag containing $800,000 cash.

Documentation and mobile phones were also seized.

The 31-year-old male driver and 32-year-old male passenger were arrested and taken to Granville Police Station.

A short time later, Criminal Groups Squad detectives, with assistance from Strike Force Raptor, executed a search warrant at a unit at William Street, Granville.

During the search, police seized a money counter, a large amount of documentation, an electronic stun device and an amount of white powder.

A white Toyota Hilux was also searched, with officers seizing further documentation.

All items located during the operation will undergo further examination.

Both men were both charged with knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, while the older man was also charged with possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

The pair appeared at Parramatta Local Court today (Wednesday 2 December 2020), where they were both formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Investigations by the Criminal Groups Squad are continuing.

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