NSW Police have arrested a 54-year-old man at Yennora and charged him over the alleged importation of $300,000 of the drug ice concealed in mechanical equipment, following a joint investigation with the Australian Border Force (ABF).
On Friday, August 20, ABF officers examined a consignment which arrived in Sydney.
The air cargo consignment - which was declared to contain mechanical equipment - was examined by the ABF, who noted inconsistencies.
During a subsequent deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain more than three-kilograms of a crystallised substance within the items.
The substance was tested and returned a presumptive positive result for methylamphetamine (ice), which has an estimated potential street value of $300,000.
Joint inquiries were subsequently commenced by investigators attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command and ABF officers.
Following extensive inquiries, officers, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit, arrested a 54-year-old man at a home at Yennora about 10am on September 7.
A search warrant was subsequently executed at the home, where officers seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.
The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station, where he was charged with importing a commercial quantity of border controlled drug.
He was refused bail and is due to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court via AVL today. Investigations are continuing.