WATCH: Cops bust truckie with $140k cash stash
UPDATE 3.30PM: Bodycam footage by Goondiwindi police shows the moment $147,100 in cash was found concealed in a prime mover's cab on the Cunningham highway this week.
The footage shows police searching the cabin, discovering a stash of $50 notes in the driver's visor and two boxes beneath the bunk area.
The money was seized by police and the 54-year-old Narangba driver was charged with the possession of tainted property.
He will appear in Magistrate's court on February 8.
EARLIER: A ROUTINE traffic check in Goondiwindi yesterday has resulted in police seizure of more than $140,000 hidden in a car-carrier truck's cab.
Police intercepted a 54-year-old truck driver on the Cunningham Highway at 5.30pm for a logbook check but the line of questioning led to enough suspicion for police to conduct a full vehicle inspection.
Senior Sergeant Tyrone Soper said the cash was spread throughout the truck's cab.
"There we found $147,100 hidden in a concealed compartment in the bunk area of the truck," he said.
A search of the cabin located cash stashed in the driver's visor, as well as hidden in two boxes underneath the bunk area.
"He was co-operative with police but gave no explanation for being in possession of such a large amount of cash," Sen-Sgt Soper said.
The Narangba man, who was the sole driver and occupant of the truck, was arrested and charged with possession of tainted property.
He was released on bail and is due to appear in Goondiwindi Magistrates Court on February 8.