Man arrested over 'Aladdin's cave'

POLICE have arrested a man linked to a high-profile raid last year in which an Aladdin's cave of stolen treasures from a string of prestigious North Shore addresses were discovered in a Sydney storage shed.

During the September raid, police found 120kg of silver bullion, $4 million in Australian cash, a large amount of foreign currency, thousands of pieces of gold and silver jewellery, precious stones, antiques, heirlooms, fake ID, firearms and ammunition.

Soon after, two men aged 33 and 56, were arrested and extradited to Victoria.

On Monday, Strike Force Better detectives caught up with the 33-year-old man at the Hornsby Local Court and charged him with property and firearm offences.

Police allege the items were taken during several burglaries on the North Shore and a break-in at a Melbourne warehouse.

More charges are expected to be laid.



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