Cash, drugs, firearms seized in southern suburbs investigation

PIC: WA Police

Six men and a woman have been charged after more than $2.2 million cash, drugs and firearms were seized as part of an investigation into a drug and money laundering syndicate.

Police stopped a vehicle in a carpark in Forrestfield on January 30 and located more than $500,000 in cash.

"It is believed the cash, that was contained in a duffle bag, was partially secreted in bushland in Lakelands and collected by a 35-year-old man, who then drove to Forrestfield," a WA Police spokesperson.

"The 35-year-old man was taken into custody and was charged with one count of ‘Received, possessed, concealed, disposed of or dealt with any money or other property that is the proceeds of an offence’." 

He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on April 9. 

Detectives then executed a further 10 search warrants in Perth's south and located 1kg of meth, 2kgs of MDMA, cocaine and cannabis, $2.2 million cash, two hand guns and one silencer. 

A 46-year-old man, a 38-year-old Silver Sands man, 33-year-old man, 30-year-old man, 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have all been charged with a number of serious drug and stealing offences.  

The investigation into the involvement of other parties remains ongoing – police anticipate further charges will be preferred in the near future. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at 

PIC: WA Police 



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