Police intercept a package reportedly containing millions of dollars worth of cocaine upon arrival in Adelaide

A man has been charged with serious drug offenses after police in Adelaide intercepted a package reportedly containing millions of dollars worth of cocaine.

SA Police announced on Thursday that agents from the Australian Border Force and the state’s Serious and Organized Crime Division (SOCB) intercepted the package – which they say contained five kilograms of cocaine – when it arrived in Adelaide earlier in December.

The cocaine had a street value of $2 million, according to police.

Police said a 28-year-old man, who is not an Australian citizen, was arrested on December 16 and charged with attempted trafficking in a large commercial quantity of controlled drugs.

He was denied bail and appeared before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 19 December, and was remanded in custody and will next appear in court in March 2023.

“This seizure stopped a large number of street deals of an extremely dangerous drug, which had the potential to cause significant harm to the community,” said SOCB Detective Billy Thompson.

Police said the investigation was ongoing and asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers online or on 1800 333 000.

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