Police uncover $1.6 million cash after stopping hire car in Perth

Police uncover $1.6 million cash after stopping hire car in Perth
Police uncover $1.6 million cash after stopping hire car in Perth

POLICE have uncovered $1.6 million in cash after a joint operation targeting meth dealers stopped a hire car in Perth.

The car was stopped in the Perth CBD at 6.45pm on Tuesday, August 22 and a search of the vehicle found the money.

A 29-year-old man from Carnegie in Victoria and a 33-year-old man from Vermont South in Victoria were both charged with unlawful possession of money.

The vehicle stop was part of an investigation involving WA’s Proceeds of Crime Meth Money Team and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Serious and Organised Crime Detective Inspector Shaun Miller said police actively targeted meth dealers in the community.

Australian Crime Intelligence Commission WA state manager Doug Miller said the sting was a strong example of close working relationships between the commission, as well as state and territory police.

“Together we have prevented the diversion of millions of dollars away from the legitimate economy,” he said.

Both men appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 23 and were remanded to appear again on August 30.