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Possession of $228,815 cash at the airport

Alan Phillips lawyer - Alan Phillips was engaged to act for his client who was arrested at the Brisbane Domestic Airport along with his co-accused. They were both jointly in possession of $228,815 cash in their suitcases.


They were caught on CCTV footage, arriving at the airport, going to a hire car, and then returning to the airport on the same day. Alan Phillips' client had been repeatedly purchasing flights between Melbourne and Brisbane with cash over several months. Eventually airport staff became suspicious and notified the AFP.


Our client was detained and searched and found to be in possession of the cash, bank cards, a Victorian licence and baggage receipts and tickets in other names.


Our client was charged in dealing with money reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime over $100,000.00 contrary to sections 11.2A and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).


The co-accused was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, to serve 8.5 months.


Alan Phillips and Robert Gordon of Counsel thoroughly reviewed the brief of evidence. Our client proceeded to sentence following advice received. Our client was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, but was only required to serve 5 months in actual custody.


Our client was very happy with the result, given he was required to serve substantially less than the co-accused.


Contact Alan Phillips if you require any assistance with allegations levelled against you - 07 3180 0158 or 0403 846 238.

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