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Brodie Lea Swan.

27 July 2013

A messy love triangle is at the heart of the discovery of $2 million worth of suspected stolen goods during a police raid on his rented sheds on Brisbane’s southside.

The goods include up to 30 cars and motorbikes, electrical goods and an estimated $1 million in jewellery, they suspect are the proceeds of crime.

Dave Gardiner, 35, a custom car builder, operated a second-hand goods business from several rented storage sheds on Musgrave Rd in Coopers Plains.

His co-accused, bikini model and younger blonde lover Brodie Lea Swan, 22, fronted court on identical charges.

Magistrate John McGrath forbade the pair, who lived together at the storage sheds for at least the past three months, from making contact as a condition of their bail release.

In court, prosecutor Sgt Alan Kahler said fresh charges laid against Gardiner and his lover overnight on Friday related to the discovery of nine allegedly stolen cars.

Both Gardiner and Swan are due to front court again next month.