Yesterday, a 50-year-old Sydney man from Picnic Point was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years without parole.
Charges related to importing cocaine seized by police in 2019.
Investigators later observed the man moving hundreds of aluminum ingots in an attempt to access cocaine believed to be hidden inside.
When the charges were filed, the man was already in prison on another charge.
Police estimate the street value of the seized cocaine at $47 million.
The man pleaded guilty to various drug-related charges on April 29.
Superintendent Luke Wilson, AFP’s detective deputy, said the popularity of cocaine among Australians made Australia a target market.
“The high demand for cocaine in Australia is at the forefront of the fight against organized crime syndicates. I know that it is substantially larger than
Police said the shipment, along with most of the cocaine found in Australia, was from Colombia and other parts of South America.
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