Cybercrime Squad detectives have charged an additional six individuals in NSW as a part of an investigation right into a prison syndicate accused of laundering cash utilizing cryptocurrency.
In October detectives established Strike Drive Curns to research a prison syndicate concerned in cyber-enabled cash laundering.
Final month, they arrested a 30-year-old man and seized $1 million money throughout a car cease at Strathfield, in Sydney’s west. The person was charged with 24 offences and stays earlier than the courts.
Following additional investigations, detectives arrested six individuals – a person and 5 girls – throughout Sydney on Wednesday.
Police additionally searched residence items at Newington and Strathfield, the place officers seized cellphones, laptops and tablets in addition to money and jewelry.
A 48-year-old Newington man was charged with seven counts of knowingly coping with proceeds of crime with the intention to hide, and take part in a prison group and contribute to prison exercise.
Police will allege in courtroom the person was concerned within the cryptocurrency cash laundering syndicate and deposited money into fraudulent financial institution accounts.
He was refused bail to look at Burwood Native Court docket on Thursday.
A 24-year-old Strathfield lady has additionally been charged.
Police will allege the girl was concerned within the cryptocurrency cash laundering syndicate and handled proceeds of crime to the worth of $3 million.
A 24-year-old Homebush West lady, a 23-year-old Denham Court docket lady and 23-year-old Newington lady have been all charged with recklessly coping with the proceeds of crime.
A 23-year-old Harmony lady was additionally charged with recklessly coping with the proceeds of crime.
All 5 girls have been granted strict conditional bail to look at Central Native Court docket on April 19.