18 April 2023

Police allegedly seize $100,000 cash in Goulburn traffic stop, man charged

| Albert McKnight
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Maoqi Wang was refused bail in the Goulburn Local Court on Tuesday. Photo: John Thistleton.

Police allege drugs and more than $100,000 in cash were seized from a van during a traffic stop near Goulburn and the suspect accused of being caught with them has been refused bail.

NSW Police said officers stopped a black van on the Hume Highway about 5 pm on Monday (17 April) due to its alleged manner of driving.

When officers searched the vehicle, it is alleged they found $105,900 in cash as well as a small amount of methylamphetamine.

The alleged driver, Maoqi Wang, was arrested and appeared in the Goulburn Local Court on Tuesday (18 April).

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The Auburn man was handed charges of recklessly dealing with the proceeds of general crime $100,000 or more, drive etc when visiting privileges withdrawn, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen and possessing a prohibited drug.

Magistrate Geraldine Beattie refused bail for the 33-year-old and adjourned the matter to 10 May.

She noted a Chinese-Mandarin interpreter was required for him at his next court appearance. No pleas were entered.

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