16th November 10:00 AM
Fijian National arrested and charged after authorities in Sydney foiled an attempt to import cocaine
By Naveel Krishant
Monday 20/08/2018

A 29-year-old Fijian national who has been arrested and charged after Australian authorities in Sydney foiled an attempt to import 50 kilograms of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bottled water, has not applied for bail and the case will be called again on Wednesday.

According to the Australian Federal Police it is alleged the consignment arrived from Fiji on 10th August and was targeted for inspection at the Australian Border Force’s Sydney Container Examination Facility.

Officers de-constructed the consignment after anomalies were identified during x‑ray and discovered the cocaine.

The consignment was referred to the Australian Federal Police for further investigation and last Friday, officers located and arrested the Fijian national, John Kaurasi.

It is estimated the drugs have an approximate street value of AUS$17.5 million.

Investigators are still working to identify the drug's intended recipients.

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