Media Release: Man charged with not declaring currency at Adelaide Airport
Release Date: Friday, August 31 2012, 08:38 AM
This is a joint media release with the Australian Federal Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
A 55-year-old Chinese national will appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court today after failing to declare $63,000 in Australian currency on arrival into Adelaide International Airport.
On 26 August 2012, Customs and Border Protection officers stopped the man for questioning when he arrived into Adelaide on a flight from Hong Kong. The man declared $20,000 to Customs who then located another $43,000 undeclared currency concealed in the lining of his suitcase during a baggage search.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred the man to the AFP who arrested and subsequently charged him with money laundering of $10,000 or more (section 400.6 (1) Criminal Code Act 1995) and failing to declare currency (section 53(1) Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006).
The offences carry maximum penalties of 10 and two years’ imprisonment respectively.
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