11 Mar 2021
Dramatic moment when a man raises his hands and surrenders to cops armed with machine guns during a high speed boat chase – as they “discover 200 KILOS of cocaine in his ship”
- A 27-year-old man has been arrested by police following a dramatic boat chase in New South Wales
- Footage showed the moment water police rushed towards the black 750 Game Fisher
- Police reportedly seized around 200 kilograms of cocaine from the ship
A man has been arrested by police following a dramatic boat chase off the coast of New South Wales where officers reportedly discovered 200 kilograms of cocaine in his ship.
Video footage showed the moment water police rushed towards the black 750 Game Fisher, which was seen sailing on Thursday.
Officers shouted “stop” as their ship approached the man, who quickly raised his hands in the air, a policeman wielding a machine gun.
A man has been arrested by police following a dramatic boat chase off the NSW coast (pictured)
Images shared by police showed wads of cash seized during the investigation, which totaled around $ 500,000, officers said.
The 27-year-old South Australian man remained motionless in his boat as officers jumped into his ship and arrested him.
He was then taken to the police boat, which returned ashore and docked in Sydney.
The investigation by Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police and Australian Border Forces was triggered on Saturday (March 6) following intelligence from international law enforcement partners.
Police allege that the vessel that was intercepted contained around 200 kilograms of cocaine.
The allegedly illicit drugs have an estimated market value of $ 90 million.
NSW Police seized around 200 kilograms of cocaine hidden in boat after chase, cops say
A man is questioned by Australian Federal Police, after his ship was stopped by cops
The man is taken by police to Sydney. He is scheduled to appear in Sydney Central Local Court on Friday.
The fishing boat underwent a forensic analysis in Balmain, western Sydney on Thursday.
After the arrest, police searched a storage unit in Caringbah where they reportedly found wads of money tied to the man totaling approximately $ 500,000.
Police charged the man with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug, possessing a commercial quantity of an illegally imported border-controlled drug, and selling money or other goods. which are the product or instrument of crime.
He is scheduled to appear before the Sydney Central Local Court on Friday.
The fishing boat underwent a forensic analysis in Balmain, western Sydney on Thursday. Pictured: The man is taken away by NSW Police
Video footage shared by NSW Police showed the dramatic moment the man was arrested