A Sydney man has been busted trying to flee the country after detectives allegedly found $7 million in cash buried underneath a concrete floor.
The NSW Police drug and firearm squad launched an investigation in 2020, which last week culminated in raids on two homes in Marrickville and Roselands.
While searching a shed at the Roselands property, police say they uncovered a stash of money hidden under a concrete floor.
The cash - estimated to be more than $7 million - was seized and, following further inquiries, a 39-year-old Earlwood man was arrested at Sydney airport.
Detectives nabbed the man around 9pm on Thursday, as he was attempting to board a flight to Dubai.
The man has been charged with knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime and has been refused bail to appear at Central Local Court on Friday.
Australian Associated Press