Two Torbay residents have been charged in provincial court with laundering and possession of property obtained by crime.
Michael Kavanagh, 32, and Barbara Kavanagh, 58, were charged Wednesday with one count of laundering proceeds of crime and seven counts of possession of property obtained by crime.
These charges are the result of a three-year investigation by the RCMP Proceeds of Crime Section, which was launched in April 2009 after the St. John's Drug Section seized two kilograms of cocaine from Canada Post and $300,000 cash from Michael Kavanagh's residence during the course of their investigation.
The investigation involved determining if the money was acquired through criminal activity by investigating the origin and legitimacy of the seized cash.
The mandate of the RCMP's Proceeds of Crime program is to identify, assess, retain and forfeit illicit and/or unreported wealth accumulated through criminal activities.