Couple charged with drug supply after 12kg of cocaine seized, NSW

A man and woman will face court today charged with large commercial drug supply after police seized 12kg of cocaine from inside a printer in Sydney, NSW Police say.

In August 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, with the assistance of NSW Crime Commission, commenced an investigation into the importation of cocaine into NSW.

On Saturday 23 September 2017, Australian Border Force officers examined a consignment from Mexico, and 12kg of cocaine was discovered concealed inside a printer.

Investigators conducted a controlled delivery of the consignment containing the printer to a business at Chipping Norton yesterday, where it was collected by a man and driven to a home at Chester Hill.

Just before 8pm, Organised Crime Squad detectives arrested the 35-year-old man on Boundary Road, Chester Hill, where he had allegedly attempted to dump the printer.

A short time later, a search warrant was executed at the Chester Hill home, where detectives seized items relevant to the investigation.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with knowingly participate in large commercial drug supply.

Following further inquiries, a 26-year-old woman was arrested at a home at Glenmore Park.

The woman was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with knowingly participate in large commercial drug supply.

They were both refused bail to appear at Bankstown and Penrith Local Courts respectively later today.

Investigations are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to drug importation and supply to call Crime Stoppers.

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