More than $43K seized from speeding car, man and woman charged

Police in the state’s far-west have seized more than $43,000 in cash after stopping a car that was travelling at speeds in excess of 180km/h.

Late yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 September 2015), officers attached to Wilcannia Police Station were patrolling the Barrier Highway in response to a complaint about a black Holden Commodore which was travelling at dangerous speeds.

Around 11.30am, police intercepted a black Holden Commodore after observing it travelling at more than 180km/h.


Officers spoke to the driver – a 42-year-old man – and the passenger – a 23-year-old woman – before performing a search of the car.

During the search, police located a total of $42,600 scattered throughout the vehicle as well as a further $1,000 located on the man. A small amount of cannabis was also found inside the car.

Both the man and woman were arrested and taken to Wilcannia Police Station.

The man was charged with:

– Knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime;

– Dealing with property suspected proceeds of crime; and,

– Speeding and dangerous driving offences.

Refused bail, he is scheduled to appear before Broken Hill Local Court today (Thursday 17 September 2015), and was refused to appear again on Tuesday 22 September 2015.

The woman was charged with:

– Knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime;

– Dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime; and,

– Drug possession.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Wilcannia Local Court on 21 October 2015.