Fijian man held in big drug bust

COCAINE with a street value of about $17.5 million has been found concealed in a shipment of bottled water and a 29-year-old Fijian national has been arrested in connection with the find.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 22 August 2018
  • 04:56
  • News
Fijian man held in big drug bust The drugs confiscated by police in Sydney

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The consignment, which arrived in Australia on August 10, was targeted for inspection in Sydney and 50kg of the drug was found.
 
Police also seized electronic items and other material related to the importation of the consignment.
 
Police say they will allege that the man was responsible for preparing the shipment for export from Fiji and travelled to Australia to collect it.
 
"Further enquiries are ongoing to identify any intended recipients in Australia," police said.

 

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