Millions of dollars stuffed into small travel bags and backpacks have been seized from a Brisbane storage shed following a routine traffic check.
Police made the discovery after a 32-year-old motorcyclist with no known bikie links evaded them on Sunday night.
A Kennards Self Storage shed in inner-city West End had unwittingly allowed the man to store a sawn-off rifle and mountains of cash, stuffed into small travel bags and backpacks.
A bank is now helping police count the money.
"It's not really that often that we seize multiple millions in cash," Acting Superintendent Geoff Sheldon told reporters.
"I don't know if it's the largest seizure we've had, but it's certainly the largest one in recent memory."
The motorcyclist sped away from police at Kangaroo Point as they tried to conduct a routine traffic check shortly before 9pm (AEST) on Sunday.
After being stopped at nearby Fortitude Valley the man, who police allege was carrying a knife and 50 grams of methamphetamine or speed, produced false identification.
A subsequent search at his South Brisbane house netted a semi-automatic handgun, steroids, and several kilograms of hard drugs, believed to be speed and cocaine.
A Taser was found in his car parked at the house.