AFP arrest two men for allegedly smuggling cocaine into the Gold Coast

Miami Drug bust

Australian Federal Police pounce on a man suspected of smuggling cocaine into the Gold Coast. PICTURE: Blair Kissel SOURCE: Supplied

TWO men accused of helping smuggle more than two kilograms of cocaine disguised as protein powder into the Gold Coast are today behind bars.

Australian Federal Police yesterday arrested a 32-year-old Mackay man after he picked up two parcels allegedly containing cocaine from the Miami Post Office.


A 25-year-old American tourist was also arrested nearby.

They both faced the Southport Magistrates Court, each charged with conspiracy to import a marketable quantity of a border-controlled drug. The 32-year-old man was also charged with possession of of the drug.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reports the case was adjourned, with a bail application set for next Tuesday which the AFP is expected to oppose by alleging the initial importation was just the first of a major drug importing scheme.

They were remanded in custody.