Larceny, laundering and Lego

Thursday 21 October 2021. 2:50pm – 

Detectives from Monash Crime Investigation Unit have arrested three people following an 18-month investigation into alleged $27 million money laundering operation.

Investigators executed search warrants at properties in Nunawading and Glen Waverley on 20 October.

A large amount of property, including over $100,000 worth of Lego and electronics which are suspected to be the proceeds of crime were seized at the scenes.

A 37-year-old Nunawading man was charged with negligently deal with proceeds of crime.

A 42-year-old Glen Waverly man was charged with theft.

Further charges are expected to be laid in the coming weeks.

Both have been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 1 April 2022.

A 41-year-old woman was released without charge.