Man charged over $34 million cocaine bust

A man has been charged with allegedly importing 68kgs of cocaine into Australia from South Africa.

The drugs were discovered inside a consignment that had arrived in Sydney earlier this month.

Australian Border Force officers deconstructed the consignment where the drugs were later located.


It’s estimated the cocaine has a street value of $34 million.

Detectives from the New South Wales Police Organised Crime Squad and ABF investigators, with assistance from the Australian Federal Police, established Strike Force Warranbool to investigate the import.

A 45-year-old South African National was arrested on Tuesday and charged over the drug haul.

He was refused bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court today.

Police also executed three search warrants in Campbelltown seizing a number of items.

Photo: Supplied, NSW Police