Police charge man after $2.5 million worth of cocaine seized

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged a man and seized cocaine valued at $2.5 million following an investigation into the importation and supply of prohibited drugs.

In May this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad commenced an investigation into the activities of an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the importation and supply of prohibited drugs across NSW.

Acting on intelligence information, officers from Australian Border Force (ABF) intercepted a consignment of vehicle parts which arrived in Sydney from Germany earlier this month.

During a subsequent deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain 10kg of a white powder.

The substance was tested and returned a presumptive positive result for cocaine which has an estimated potential street value of $2.5 million.

Following extensive inquiries, Organised Crime Squad detectives executed search warrants at a home on The Avenue, Yagoona, about 5.15pm yesterday (Friday 23 July 2021), arresting a 47-year-old man and seizing cocaine, documents, and electronic devices.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug. He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 24 July 2021).

Anyone with information relating to the importation or supply of illicit drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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