Australian Federal Police are looking for the owner of a suitcase containing $1.6 million in cash.
The bag was found during a raid at a property in Wetherill Park, NSW.
“Our officers were at a warehouse investigating a suspected drug importation when they found this stash of cash,” the police say in a posting to Facebook.
“We’ve kicked off a court process to have it listed as unclaimed cash — but if you reckon this cash is yours, we’d be very keen to speak with you.
“And by speak with you, we definitely mean to ask where you got a suitcase full of cash from. We have a sneaking suspicion this isn’t your average pay packet.”
If you own this money, or know who does, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The posting has created a lot of interest, attracting almost 7000 comments and 4000 shares on Facebook.
Many have, tongue in cheek, tried to come up with a plausible story about how the money could be theirs.
One man said: “It’s mine. Won it at the casino last night.”
But police replied: “Awkward, we found it before that.”
Another man said: “Wait … let me check my store room … arrgggghhhh I misplaced it again.. thanks @AFP for finding my money..where can I collect it from?”
Funds derived from the sale of confiscated assets are placed into the Confiscated Assets Account, which is managed by the Australian Financial Security Authority.
Those funds can then reinvested into the community through a variety of means including local crime prevention, law enforcement and drug treatment.