A man from the NSW Riverina city of Griffith has been charged over his alleged involvement in a plot to import more than a tonne of cocaine into the country.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) alleges the 36-year-old gave $120,000 in cash on behalf of a multi-national organised crime syndicate to a group of Sydney-based associates, which was then used to pay a crew to collect the cocaine from a vessel at sea.
The AFP said it searched a home near Griffith in late May and found encrypted devices and an extendable baton and knife.
The man is due to front the Sydney Central Local Court today.
More to come.
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