1.72 kilograms of cocaine has been stopped from hitting Sydney streets, after the Australian Border Force found the drugs in children’s books.
Two separate consignments arrived in Sydney from Portugal on May 1, and after being inspected and x-rayed, returned a positive result for cocaine.
1.72 kilograms of the drug was seized, worth an estimated street value of $645,000.
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A man is expected to appear in court today on drug importation charges.
The 31-year-old was arrested on Friday May 10 on New South Head Road in Vaucluse, following inquiries.
Detectives also executed a search warrant at a home on Old South Head Road in Vaucluse, where they located and seized electronic items and documents, and a small amount of cannabis.
The man was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs and issued with two cannabis cautions.
He appeared at Parramatta Local Court on Saturday May 11, where he was refused bail.
He’s due back in court today.