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Australia: $1m in cash seized as man arrested over alleged money laundering via cryptocurrency

Australia: $1m in cash seized as man arrested over alleged money laundering via cryptocurrency

A man who police allege is the head of a multimillion-dollar money laundering syndicate has been arrested after officers stopped his car in Sydney’s inner west and allegedly found $1 million in cash inside.
Cybercrime detectives began investigating a criminal syndicate’s alleged money laundering via cryptocurrency in October last year.

The driver Yi Zhong, 30, was stopped on Homebush Road, Strathfield, about 5.30am on Monday and taken to Auburn police station.

Police say two bags containing $1 million in cash were found during a search of the vehicle.

During a search warrant at a home in Wentworth Point, more cash, more than one kilogram of methylamphetamine, cocaine, mobile phones, a laptop and electronic storage devices were also seized, police said.
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