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.