Accused was stopped while driving across Canada in a rental vehicle. Police illegally searched his vehicle and found $59,100 of vacuumed sealed cash in duffle bags in the back seat. Police alleged money was being used to purchase drugs.
Proceeds of Crime Cases
Client charged with Possession of Proceeds of Crime
The accused was a Mexican citizen and was arrested at the Vancouver International Airport with large amounts of concealed money. Federal prosecutors were seeking to keep the accused in jail pending his trial. The accused was charged, along with others, of possession of proceeds of crime relating to the alleged sale of cocaine in Australia.