Third man ar­rested af­ter raids

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - The Everest - ASHLEIGH GLEE­SON

PO­LICE have seized $3.6 mil­lion in cash and charged a third man over an al­leged mon­ey­laun­der­ing racket that has al­ready nabbed con­tro­ver­sial Syd­ney busi­ness­man Savas Gu­ven.

De­tec­tives from Strike Force Mill­stream seized the huge sum of cash and a pis­tol with a si­lencer af­ter raids on homes in Ersk­ine Park and St Clair on Wed­nes­day.

Fol­low­ing in­quiries, of­fi­cers then ar­rested Ersk­ine Park man Deniz Kan­maz, 31, who has been charged with a string of of­fences.

He was re­fused bail and sched­uled to front court late yes­ter­day.

Ear­lier this week, po­lice car­ried out a planned op­er­a­tion as part of their or­gan­ised crime squad in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­leged money laun­der­ing racket.

The al­leged racket was un­cov­ered in 2014 when a po­lice strike force be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing the large-scale sup­ply of pro­hib­ited drugs in NSW.

Gu­ven, 38, was pulled over in his car at Mos­man at 6.30am and ar­rested. He was later charged with 20 counts of know­ingly deal­ing with the pro­ceeds of crime with in­tent to con­ceal and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a crim­i­nal group con­tribut­ing to crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.

Po­lice will al­lege he was in­volved in the laun­der­ing of $3.5 mil­lion.

A pis­tol that was seized.

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