The Australian Federal Police have seized $1 million in money as a part of an investigation into alleged cash laundering and charged a 34-year-old West Australian man with working the proceeds of the crime.
Investigators arrested Christopher Allen Dean at a carpark on Metropolis Seashore round 6 p.m. Thursday, and seized practically $1 million in money from the boot of the automobile he was driving.
Investigators additionally executed a search warrant at Dean’s house within the northern suburb of Perth, the place they seized a cell phone and a small amount of money.
It might be alleged that the person was related to native legal teams.
Dean briefly appeared in Perth Magistrates’ Court docket on Friday over the allegation.
The police prosecutor advised the court docket that the cash was allegedly present in a duffel bag within the boot of the automobile, underneath the ground the place the spare tire sits.
He stated the bail was opposed as a result of if discovered responsible, he may withstand 25 years behind bars.
His lawyer argued that this was unlikely, as different related instances would have resulted in much less time, and stated that the potential punishment shouldn’t be used as a cause to disclaim bail.
He additionally stated that his shopper labored as a ceiling and wall fixer, incomes $2500 per week after tax and was the only real breadwinner for his household.