Dramatic moment: Seven men are arrested after finding $1 million in cash in a Bunnings parking lot: ‘Bags of money, drugs… EVERYTHING’
- The police raid took place at a Bunnings car park in Casula, west Sydney on Friday
- Seven men were arrested and charged, with nearly a million dollars in cash seized
- Men aged 45, two aged 49, 46, 37 and 31 – taken to Campbelltown Police Station
Police have charged seven people and confiscated nearly $1 million in cash after a dramatic raid on a parking lot Sydney Rabbits.
The arrests took place around 11am on Friday, with shocking images and video from the scene showing men lying handcuffed on the ground in front of an armed police officer.
Other men were handcuffed to a truck while a crush of officers gathered evidence at the Crossroads Homemaker Center in Casula.
Eyewitness Vikash Mudaliar told The Liverpool Leader he watched police pounce on the group.
“There were three bags full of money, drugs and everything,” Mr Mudaliar said.
Police have brought down a suspected large-scale drug delivery operation in the car park of a Bunnings in Casula, west Sydney
A statement from NSW Police late Friday confirmed officers had seized nearly $1million in cash and arrested more than half a dozen people.
Seven men aged 45, two aged 49, 46, 37 and 31 were taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with various drug trafficking and other offences.
An eighth man was arrested and released without charge.
Some men were seen handcuffed to a truck while others were laid face down on the ground. Image: Paul Brescia
Seven men aged 45, two aged 49, 46, 37 and 31 were taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with various drug trafficking and other offences
A 45-year-old man from Macquarie Fields was charged with large commercial manufacture, large commercial supply, supply on two counts in excess of the chargeable amount, knowingly direct criminal association and dealing with proceeds of crime.
A 46-year-old man from West Hoxton has been charged with participating in a criminal group and knowingly handling the proceeds of crime on three counts.
The remaining men were charged with participation in a criminal group and two counts of knowingly handling the proceeds of crime.
All were denied bail to appear at Parramatta Magistrates Court on Saturday.