Third man men arrested over 2018 seizure of almost 600kg of cocaine

This is a joint media release issued by members of the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (comprising the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Queensland Police Service and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission)

An ongoing Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) investigation has resulted in the arrest of a third man for his alleged involvement in a criminal endeavour to import almost 600 kilograms of cocaine into Australia on 31 July 2018.

The 43-year-old Byron Bay man was arrested by QJOCTF members earlier today (Thursday, 20 June 2019) at his home and charged with aiding or abetting the importation.

A 37-year-old man and a 54-year-old man were arrested on 31 July 2018 in a small water craft off the northern coast of NSW for their role in this criminal enterprise.

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