Sydney centre of Australia's cocaine use
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has been testing sewage facilities for drugs, finding cocaine use is highest in Sydney.Drug testing of 52 sewage plants across Australia has found cocaine consumption is higher in New South Wales than anywhere else, particularly in Sydney.
The bust is a staggering find for police in New Zealand, where a 46kg cocaine seizure in the North Island town of Tauranga last year was the previous largest find. The man appeared in the Sydney Central Local Court today and is due to return in January.
The shipment was made up of four crates packed with wooden furniture, one of which was custom-built to allow for a space Investigators then watched on after Mr Finlayson arrived in Sydney on Monday night and headed to the Campbelltown address The cocaine seized had a street value of million.
Police have seized almost half a million dollars worth of cocaine in a single day in their ongoing dial-a-dealer investigation into Sydney's drugs scene.
Four men were arrested on Monday after officers searched homes across the city, seizing around 1.25 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $470,000.
The arrests of the men, two aged 28 and two aged 29, were hailed by police as "significant".
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell said officers had been focused on arresting alleged organisers of the drug-dealing operation.
He said the cocaine was most likely destined to be supplied this week "in relation to the racing carnival".
The alleged dial-a-dealer operation involved customers calling a designated phone number and ordering drugs which would be delivered to a pre-arranged location.
Monday's arrests and searches in Bankstown, Croydon Park, Yagoona, Potts Hill and Condell Park followed the detainment and charging of 55 people in May as part of the same NSW Police operation.
A total of 186 people have been arrested since police began their operation in 2017.
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Denise Marie Woodrum, from Missouri, USA,was duped into smuggling 1kg of cocaine into Australia in 2017 before being sentenced to seven-and-a-half years jail has had sentence slashed.Denise Marie Woodrum had her sentenced reduced on appeal by NSW Supreme Court Justices Fabian Gleeson, Ian Harrison and Richard Cavanagh after it was found it was 'unreasonable and plainly unjust'.