A SYDNEY man charged with having a large amount of money suspected of being the proceeds of crime could face further charges relating to drugs, a court heard yesterday.
Jimmy Cuong Lieu, 32, of Hinchinbrook, pleaded not guilty in Albury Local Court to having goods in custody suspected of being stolen and dealing with the suspected proceeds of crime.
Police prosecutor Sgt Shannon Lewis said Lieu and another man travelling in a vehicle together were found with 70 kilograms of white powder.
Sgt Lewis said analysis of the powder was being done. An application for a four-week adjournment was granted by magistrate Tony Murray.
Lieu had $1970 in cash when police stopped their vehicle and a Visa card in someone else’s name.
The car was pulled over by police at Mullengandra about 10.50pm on August 15 after allegedly travelling at excessive speed.
Mai Dinh Quang To, 29, of Eagle Vale, has been charged with having a home-made bong to administer cannabis, possessing a glass pipe to use amphetamine and dealing with property reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
The final charge relates to three mobile phones found in To’s possession.
Mr Murray has ordered the preparation of police briefs by October 15.
Both men are bailed to reappear in court on October 22.