Three men arrested after cocaine discovered in PlayStation console


Three men have been arrested after police discovered a disturbing find inside a PlayStation 5 console.

Three men will appear in court this week after allegedly importing cocaine hidden in a PlayStation console.

Border force officers intercepted a “suspicious” package that was sent from Portugal to Sydney last month.

Authorities found a white substance concealed inside a PlayStation 5 – which was later confirmed to be cocaine.

The package was destined for an address in Tweed Heads in northern New South Wales, police said.

Officers replaced the drug with a replica before sending it to the intended address. Police allege the package was later picked up by a 48-year-old man.

Three men were arrested on October 12 after police searched addresses in Burleigh Heads and Tugun.

The 48-year-old man from Tweed Heads South and a 32-year-old man from Palm Beach have been charged with attempting to possess a marketable amount of border-controlled drugs.

They are both scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A 35-year-old Burleigh Heads man has also been charged with attempting to possess a marketable amount of border-controlled drugs and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates’ Court on November 4.

If found guilty, the three men each face up to 25 years in prison.

The 1.5 kg of cocaine, which was destined for the Gold Coast, had an estimated market value of nearly $ 350,000.

“Our goal is to disrupt the flow of illicit drugs from overseas and onto the streets of Australia,” said Acting Australian Federal Police Superintendent Ben Moses.

“Illicit drugs continue to enrich organized crime, enabling them to buy more guns, fuel more violence and make our communities less safe.

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