Australian Federal Police say they have seized 700 kilograms of cocaine worth $280 million branded with the word Netflix from a container ship in Port Botany.
The Singaporean ship Maersk Inverness docked in Sydney last month, where Australian Border Force officers discovered 700 kilograms of the drug hidden in jeans pockets in a container marked as timber products.
On July 22, authorities seized 28 jeans pockets, each containing a 25-kilogram brick of cocaine marked with the word Netflix and the numbers 5 and 365.
The ship had docked at ports in South and Central America before arriving in Sydney.
“We are still investigating where the drugs were loaded and who planned to pick them up in Australia,” said AFP Detective Inspector Luke Wilson.
“Intercepting this amount of drugs would be a major blow to a well-resourced syndicate and prevent millions of dollars in drug profits from flowing back into the syndicate to fund their lavish lifestyle or their next criminal venture.
Sydney’s so-called “cocaine drought” currently means sellers of cocaine can charge up to $400,000 per kilogram, federal police say.
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