Cruise ship employee charged with money laundering

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This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force.

A 39-year-old Moldavian national has appeared before a Perth Magistrates Court today charged with money laundering.

On 22 March 2018, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in Fremantle located a man in possession of around $18,000 in cash and referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

AFP officers attended the Fremantle terminal yesterday and arrested the man, seizing the money and related property. Police will allege the money is reasonably suspected to be the proceeds of crime.

He was charged with one count of money laundering contrary to section 400.9(1A) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

The man was refused bail and remanded in custody.


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