Accused drug trafficker has bank accounts frozen

A MAN who is facing drug trafficking charges after police found half a million dollars cash and 50kg of cannabis on his Warwick property has had his bank accounts frozen.

Thomas Edward Martin, 66, consented to an application to freeze his accounts during a hearing in Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday.

Mr Martin, 66, was arrested earlier this year after police searched his home near Warwick and allegedly found half a million dollars in cash and 50kg of cannabis.

Last month he faced Toowoomba Magistrates Court and his case was adjourned until later this year.

Police believe Mr Martin had close links to people of interest in the 1974 disappearance of Brisbane mother Barbara McCulkin and her two daughters, Vicki, 13, and Leanne, 11.

They are believed to have been murdered.

Police allegedly stumbled upon Mr Martin's property while investigating the cold case and found the cash and drugs.

However, police said that they did not believe Mr Martin was linked to the suspected murders.

Mr Martin will face Toowoomba Magistrates Court on December 12.

- APN NEWSDESK



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