News

Five arrested in $77 million cocaine bust

ANOTHER international drug syndicate has been busted, with the Australian Federal Police seizing 135kg of cocaine after a three-month criminal investigation on Friday.

The AFP arrested five men who police allege were involved in the importation of $77 million of cocaine.

Working with the Customs and Border Protection Service, the joint investigation started in September this year after Customs officials inspected a shipment arriving in Sydney from Chile.

A search revealed the cocaine, before the investigation was referred to the AFP, who executed 13 warrants across Sydney and Brisbane after the arrests.

The cocaine bust and arrests mark the third major disruption to international drug syndicates operating in Australia.

Topics:  cocaine drugs police



REVEALED: Worrying spike in serious crimes across Ipswich

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse.

And it wasn't just the more serious offences that increased

UPDATE: Trio in custody after hammer attack at caravan park

New Ipswich District Court Judge: After nine years in the role, Ipswich District Court Judge Greg Koppenol will move to Brisbane Court.He will be replaced by Judge Dennis Lynch QC. In court on Tuesday, Judge Koppenol was recognised for his "brisk and vigorous approach" to the role.

Man in surgery with injuries to his face, chest and body

KFC, the car and the loo: Where snakes are ending up

The two males and a female were having a mating squabble.

Wet weather pushing snakes to move in at your place

Local Partners