TORONTO, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Anti-Money Laundering Team (AML) have seized approximately $325,000.00 in bulk Canadian currency at the Toronto International Airport, Terminal 3, as proceeds of crime. A Halifax man has been arrested by the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit (FSOC) at the Vancouver International Airport relating to this seizure.
This investigation commenced on April 4th, 2016, when Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers at the Toronto International Airport located a suspicious unclaimed bag on the baggage carousel from a Halifax flight. Upon further examination of the bag, the PRP officers discovered several plastic bags containing bulk cash. The bag itself tested positive for drug residue. The RCMP was advised and immediately launched an investigation. The investigation is continuing with charges pending.
The RCMP would like to acknowledge the strong partnership with the Peel Regional Police in this investigation.
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SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: Contacts: RCMP GTA Anti-Money Laundering Team, Sgt. Henry Tillo, "O" Division (Ontario), Telephone: 905-953-7659