Smokin' syndicate smashed in Sunshine North

Two people have been charged after more than $1 million in cash, two luxury cars and a stash of illegal tobacco were recovered in Sunshine North yesterday, Victoria Police say.

Broadmeadows police, in conjunction with the Criminal Proceeds Squad and with support from Australian Border Force, executed a search warrant at a residential address on Taniyah Place on 4 January.

A second warrant was also executed alongside Hume City Council at a business premises in Broadmeadows.

The warrants formed part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged importation and possession of illegal tobacco.

As part of the search, police seized more than $1 million in cash, two luxury cars worth $200,000, more than 650,000 cigarettes at a value of more than $500,000, and loose tobacco.

A 41-year-old Sunshine North man and 39-year-old Sunshine North woman, who were home at the time, were arrested at the scene.

Both have been charged with knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

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