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Luxury cars, bags, jewelry, homes and planes among $600 million items seized by federal police

Moneybags, a diamond-encrusted Rolex and 18-karat Cartier bracelets: See the incredible transport of luxury goods seized by cops as they lock up items worth more than $600 million

  • AFP seized more than $600 million worth of items from criminals in three years
  • Items seized include luxury cars, high-end jewelry, homes, boats and planes
  • Police said some assets were linked to crimes like drug and gun trafficking

Luxury cars, high-end jewelry and countless stacks of cash are just some of the $600 million worth of items seized by police over the past three years.

The AFP-led Criminal Asset Forfeiture Task Force has withheld $380 million worth of homes and commercial properties from those who break the law since February 2020.

Another $200 million in cash and bank accounts were seized while cops also locked up $35 million worth of cars, boats, planes, cryptocurrency, art and other items.

AFP has seized $600 million worth of criminals’ items in the past three years

High-end jewelry including brands like Chanel and an Yves Saint Laurent bag were seized

High-end jewelry including brands like Chanel and an Yves Saint Laurent bag were seized

18-karat gold Cartier jewellery, a speedboat, huge wads of $50 bills and a diamond-encrusted Rolex were also taken from the hands of the criminals.

Chanel earrings and an Yves Saint Laurent bag were also seized by cops.

AFP has set a 2020 goal of grabbing $600 million worth of stories in five years, smashing their two-year goal.

Three homes in New South Wales, 47 cars including 31 classic vehicles and $676,000 in gold and silver were obtained by police in August this year.

Police alleged the assets were linked to a 46-year-old Sydney man who was jailed for 11 years after importing 144kg of cocaine into the city in October 2020.

Around $35 million worth of cars, boats, planes, cryptocurrency, art and other items were also seized

Around $35 million worth of cars, boats, planes, cryptocurrency, art and other items were also seized

A diamond-encrusted Rolex was another taken by police

A diamond-encrusted Rolex was another taken by police

AFP Deputy Commissioner for Investigations Ian McCartney said the police are fed up with criminals living lavish lives at the expense of law-abiding citizens.

AFP Deputy Commissioner for Investigations Ian McCartney said the police are fed up with criminals living lavish lives at the expense of law-abiding citizens.

AFP Deputy Commissioner for Investigations Ian McCartney said the police are fed up with criminals living lavish lives at the expense of law-abiding citizens.

“Some serious criminals told AFP investigators they could handle going to jail, but they were upset that their homes, cars and wealth would disappear upon release,” he said.

The items seized have been linked to crimes such as drug and firearms trafficking, money laundering, child exploitation and human servitude, tax evasion and fraud.

Stefan Jerga, national director of AFP’s Criminal Asset Forfeiture Task Force (CACT), said the millions of dollars seized would go to crime prevention measures.

“The CAC will continue to hit where it hurts the most – their wallets, their lavish lifestyles and their profits,” he said.

18k gold Cartier jewelry is seen after police raids

18k gold Cartier jewelry is seen after police raids

The items seized have been linked to crimes such as drug and firearms trafficking, money laundering, child exploitation and human servitude, tax evasion and fraud.

The items seized have been linked to crimes such as drug and firearms trafficking, money laundering, child exploitation and human servitude, tax evasion and fraud.

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