The New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team has arrested two men as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation.
Two men aged in their twenties were nabbed this morning, following a lengthy investigation by the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
A 28-year-old Bankstown man was taken to the Bankstown Police station, charged with dealing in the proceeds of crime.
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It’s understood he was handling money or property worth more than $1 million.
The 27-year-old Wiley Park man was taken to Campsie Police station where he copped the same charged, the maximum penalty for this is 25 years in jail.
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Police Officers have reassured the community there is no current or impending threat related to the arrests.
AFP Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said the arrests are the result of a long investigation.
“The JCTT will continue pursuing each and every line of enquiry, and ensure we are doing everything we can to bring people to account for their criminal activities,” he said.
“People should feel safe knowing that our law enforcement agencies are joined together and working closer than ever in these efforts.”