Arrests Made at Sydney Fish Market in Multi-Million Dollar Cocaine Haul

Storyful Published January 13, 2017

Rumble Police have seized cocaine at two New South Wales locations as part of a major investigation into a smuggling ring based out of Chile.

On Christmas night, police raided a ship at Sydney Fish Market and brought in about 500kg of cocaine estimated to be worth $162 million.

The Sydney Morning Herald <a href="" target="_blank">reported</a> they had used a shipping vessel named Dalrymple to ferry drugs between <span class="caps">NSW</span> ports and a larger ship stationed out at sea that held drugs smuggled from Chile.

In footage released by <span class="caps">NSW</span> Police, some of the alleged offenders can be seen in handcuffs at a ship docked at the Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont.

A further 600kg of cocaine destined for Australia, estimated to be worth about $197 million, <a href="" target="_blank">was seized in Tahiti</a>. The estimated total street value of the haul is about $360 million, according to police.

Among the 15 men arrested in relation to the syndicate are a former <span class="caps">NRL</span> star and Bondi cafe king, the Daily Telegraph said in a <a href="" target="_blank">report</a>.