Big Brother is breathing harder down our necks, with some cash purchases over $10k now being prohibited outright, rather than being flagged as potentially criminal for anti money laundering purposes.
There are already provisions to seize items acquired through criminal activity, and they’ve been used with great success.
Restrictions on our rights to not be spied upon electronically are more important than some gang member buying a Harley with drug money in this Resistance Kiwi’s opinion. They’ll always be caught and the assets seized, eventually.
It’s more than a little ironic that the government should be so concerned about where cash is going, though, when it gave the Mongrel Mob in Hawke’s Bay funding from proceeds of crime money.