Three men have been arrested after police uncovered a disturbing find inside a PlayStation 5 console.
Three men will front court this week after allegedly importing cocaine hidden inside a PlayStation console.
Border force officials intercepted a “suspicious” package which 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 NSW, police said.
Officers replaced the drug with a replica before sending it to the intended address. Police will allege the package was then collected 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 Tweed Heads South man and a 32-year-old Palm Beach man have been charged with attempting to possess a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.
They are both due to Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.
A 35-year-old Burleigh Heads man was also charged with attempting to possess a marketable quantity 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 behind bars.
The 1.5kg of cocaine, which was bound for the Gold Coast, had an estimated street value of almost $350,000.
“Our goal is to disrupt the flow of illicit drugs from overseas and onto Australian streets,” Australian Federal Police Detective Acting Superintendent Ben Moses said.
“Illicit drugs continue to enrich organised crime, enabling them to buy more guns, fuelling more violence and making our communities less safe.”