$2.7 million worth of cocaine concealed in clay bricks

A Sydney man has been charged as part of ongoing investigations into the alleged importation of cocaine concealed in clay bricks worth $2.7 million.

The air cargo consignment which arrived into Sydney from the United Kingdom, was declared to contain two clay bricks. The consignment was examined by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers who noted inconsistencies.

During a subsequent deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain 9kg of compacted white power within the items which returned a presumptive positive result for cocaine.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at a home on Cherstey Avenue, where officers seized documentation and a Holden HSV Commodore- believed to be stolen.