Police claim they’ve dismantled an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
After an extensive investigation, five men were arrested during a series of pre-dawn raids in Condell Park, Lindfield, Luddenham, Strathfield, Villawood, Kingsford, Roseberry, Chatswood, Dolls Point, and Lake Conjola.
The men are allegedly connected to 188 kilograms of cocaine seized by Australian authorities in 2019.
Police will allege the men are part of a transnational criminal syndicate that intended to distribute the cocaine throughout Australia after it was supplied by a Mexican drug cartel hidden in a shipment of aluminum alloy ingots.
This amount of cocaine has an estimated street value up to $47 million, with the potential to provide up to 940,000 individual street deals of cocaine.
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