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Qld Police find $400,000 in unusual hiding spot

Cocaine, cannabis and tens of thousands of dollars, found in the most unlikely of places, were allegedly recovered during several early morning police raids in southeast Queensland.The raids were part of Operation Sierra Carious and covered premises on the Gold Coast as well as at Logan and Redland Bay.Cops made the startling find when they…

Cocaine, cannabis and tens of thousands of dollars, found in the most unlikely of places, were allegedly recovered during several early morning police raids in southeast Queensland.

The raids were part of Operation Sierra Carious and covered premises on the Gold Coast as well as at Logan and Redland Bay.

Cops made the startling find when they found $400,000 in cash stuffed in a speaker hidden in a garage at a Gold Coast residence they swarmed upon just after dawn on Wednesday.

Overall, $515,000 was found during the raid at Nandina Court, Coomera, with the bulk of it hidden in the speaker.

Police also allege they seized a small quantity of drugs (cocaine and cannabis), three mobile phones and a flick knife at the Nandina Court abode.

In another raid at a residence on Richmond Crescent in Waterford and a business address on Redland Bay Road in Capalaba, police claim they found more drugs.

A 43-year-old Coomera man is facing several drug-related charges, including supply and possession, and attempting to pervert the course of justice and unlawful possession of a weapon.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A 29-year-old man is also facing drug-related charges and unlawful possession of a weapon while a 25-year-old woman has been charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count of possess utensils.

They are due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 16.

Investigations are ongoing.

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