Defendants – Sydney residents Jackson Giles Adams, Christopher Freka, and Hong Kong citizen Manwauchan – briefly appeared in the Sydney Central District Court on Wednesday, and federal prosecutors said further charges were being considered.
The man has already been charged with attempting to import a commercial amount of border-controlled drugs and not revealing his identity. If convicted, they may face life imprisonment.
Another accusation of alleged attempts to destroy evidence is currently being investigated while awaiting forensic investigation of the explosives.
The court heard that the evidence associated with the material was “likely” to be the basis for significant further accusations.
On the morning of August 15, the Australian Federal Police, the New South Wales Police Force, and the Australian Border Guard conducted a joint interception of Coralin, a small commercial fishing vessel based in New South Wales, on a 3.5-meter swell.
New Zealand officials initially warned ABF about China’s “motherhood,” which drew a suspicious course offshore. Later, according to AFP, New South Wales Police Force, and ABF, surveillance activities have observed that Coralin “approached a foreign ship and transferred illegal drugs to Australia at sea.”
“This 1.8-ton bout is currently Australia’s largest terrestrial cocaine bout to date and will be worth about $ 850.5 million on the potential street,” the three agencies said.