Driver stopped for not wearing a seatbelt is busted with $75,000 cash stashed in his car – before another $650,000 is discovered in his home
- Cops discovered more than $700,000 in allegedly dodgy cash after traffic stop
- The 39-year-old man was pulled over on Thursday for not wearing a seatbelt
- NSW Police charged him with knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime
A motorist pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt got far more than a traffic fine after police found $75,000 hidden in his car.
The man was charged with dealing with the proceeds of crimes after more than $650,000 more unexplained cash was uncovered in a search of his flat.
Highway patrol officers stopped a Toyota Camry in Bella Vista in Sydney’s north-west just before 8.30pm on Thursday after spotting the driver without his seatbelt on.
Cops searched the man’s car (pictured) after pulling him over for not wearing a seatbelt in Sydney’s north-west on Thursday
More than $750,000 (pictured left) was found in the man’s apartment and in his car (pictured right)
After searching the 39-year-old driver’s car, cops found the cash concealed in the boot and under the rear seat.
A further $650,000 of allegedly dodgy cash was discovered at a Bella Vista service apartment under search warrant.
The Queensland man was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police Station.
He was later charged with knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime and refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Friday.
Investigations are continuing.
The 39-year-old driver (pictured) has been arrested and charged with knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime
Police seized the cash (pictured) and the man has been refused bail to front court on Friday