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Lego seized

$100,000 WORTH OF LEGO SEIZED BY VIC POLICE

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MELBOURNE: More than $100,000 of Lego has been seized in connection with an alleged $27 million money laundering operation.

Two Melbourne men are facing charges over the alleged operation, with the Lego suspected to be the proceeds of crime.

A 41-year-old woman was also arrested following an 18-month police operation.

Investigat­ors searched properties in Nunawading and Glen Waverley on Wednesday, seizing a large amount of property including more than $100,000 worth of Lego, as well as electronic­s, all suspected to be the proceeds of crime.

The Nunawading man has been charged with negligentl­y dealing with proceeds of crime and the Glen Waverley man charged with theft, while the woman was released with no charge.

‘‘Further charges are expected to be laid in the coming weeks,’’ Victoria Police said.

Both men have been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrate­s’ Court on April 1, 2022.

 ?? Picture: Martin Lehmann/Polfoto via AP ?? Lego haul: Police have netted $100,000 of Lego in an alleged money laundering operation.
Picture: Martin Lehmann/Polfoto via AP Lego haul: Police have netted $100,000 of Lego in an alleged money laundering operation.

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