Police have discovered more than $500,000 worth of cash during a raid on a home in Coomera, with most of the money found in a very sneaky hiding spot.
Gold Coast detectives executed a search warrant at the property on Nandina Court around 6.30am on Wednesday, as part of Operation Sierra Carious, which is aimed at disrupting the distribution of drugs in the South East Region.
In vision of the search, which has been supplied to myGC, detectives can be seen uncovering $400,000 hidden behind a speaker in a car parked in the garage.
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Another $115,000 cash was also allegedly found at the home, along with a small quantity of drugs including cocaine and cannabis, three mobile phones and a flick knife.
A 43-year-old Coomera man was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
He was also charged with two counts of supplying dangerous drugs to a minor, and one count each of permitting use of place, possessing dangerous drugs, possess utensils or pipes and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Police also searched a business the man allegedly owns on Redland Bay Road in Capalaba, where they seized a small quantity of drugs.
He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.
Meanwhile, officers attached to the operation also executed a search at a home on Richmond Crescent in Waterford, where they allegedly located a quantity of drugs including cocaine, steroids and cannabis, knuckle dusters and a mobile phone.
A 29-year-old man was charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs, and one count each of possess utensils and unlawful possession of a weapon, while a 25-year-old woman was charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count of possess utensils.
They are due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 16.
Investigations are ongoing.