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The AFP Is Looking For Owner Of Suitcase With $1.6 Million In Cash Inside

The AFP Is Looking For Owner Of Suitcase With $1.6 Million In Cash Inside

Imagine being the officers who stumbled upon this seemingly innocuous suitcase in Wetherill Park, Sydney. They probably thought they'd find some clothes and travel accessories - not a mouth-watering sum of cash.

It would probably look like a classic movie scene where a character's face glows from the reflection of golden treasure.

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But seriously, the Australian Federal Police are scratching their heads over who could possibly own this suitcase.

In a post to Facebook, the AFP say: "Our officers were at a warehouse investigating a suspected drug importation when they found this stash of cash.

"We've kicked off a court process to have it listed as unclaimed cash - but if you reckon this cash is yours, we'd be very keen to speak with you.

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"(And by speak with you, we definitely mean to ask where you got a suitcase full of cash from. We have a sneaking suspicion this isn't your average pay packet)."

Cash found in NSW
Cash found in NSW

Credit: Australian Federal Police

As amazing as the discovery is, it doesn't compare to how savage the AFP can be on social media.

Facebook user Michael Ilic commented on the post, saying: "And the reward for claiming the cash is a free holiday, three meals a day and a gym session. You even get a few free pairs of overalls."

To which the AFP replied: "Yeah, at Club Fed. Looks a little like prison but is... no wait, it's prison."

While another commenter, Kym Stevens, added: "Oh AFP, this post has brought me to tears. The poor abandoned cash - such a cruel thing for someone to abandon it and leave it helpless and alone. I have plenty of room at my house so I'm more than happy to adopt it and give it a home where it will be loved and cherished. Just say the word and I'll come and rescue it."

But the cops snapped back, asking: "You're an angel, what size do you want your prison clothing?"

But what happens if the rightful owner is never found?

The AFP say that any confiscated assets are "returned to the Commonwealth and placed into the Confiscated Assets Account, which is managed by the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) on behalf of the Commonwealth."

The money will be reinvested into the community through local crime prevention programs, law enforcement, drug treatment and divisionary measures across the country.

So it's win-win for the AFP. They either get to catch the bad guys, or get a very lovely funding injection for highly valued community initiatives.

Featured Image Credit: Australian Federal Police

Topics: cash, Discovery

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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