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Prime-profile race horse proprietor Damion Flower has been charged over his alleged position in smuggling cocaine on business flights from South Africa.
- Police alleged a luggage handler was once transporting the imported cocaine to Mr Flower from Sydney Airport
- Mr Flower is one among 12 slot holders in The Everest, some of the global’s riches turf races
- Outdoor the courtroom, Mr Flower’s legal professional mentioned his shopper would no longer plead in charge
The 47-year-old was once arrested outdoor his south-western Sydney house in Moorebank the day past and was once charged as a part of a sting focused on an alleged ring working out of Sydney Airport.
Police declare the cocaine was once smuggled into the rustic on business flights from South Africa.
It was once then allegedly allowed directly to Australian soil through a luggage handler and was once transported from the airport through some other guy who then gave it to Mr Flower.
He’s dealing with six fees of uploading a business amount of a border managed drug, cocaine, from January this yr thru to the day past.
The race horse proprietor seemed calm within the dock when he in brief seemed in Liverpool Native Court docket as of late, as his legal professional Chris Watson indicated he would follow for bail subsequent week.
Outdoor courtroom Mr Watson mentioned he was once “positive” his shopper would plead no longer in charge.
Roughly $eight million in money was once seized at a Hoxton Park location. (Provided: AFP)
Mr Flower has stocks in additional than 50 horses, together with a few of Australia’s maximum prized stallions, and is one among 12 slot holders in The Everest.
Final month, Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested a 42-year-old guy close to Sydney airport.
Police mentioned they discovered 27 kilograms of vacuum-sealed programs, believed to be cocaine, in his automobile.
The day past luggage handler, To Oto O Junior Mafiti, 50, was once arrested.
Police alleged the Sydney Airport worker was once discovered with a bag with 28 kilograms of cocaine within it.
He confronted courtroom as of late after being charged with uploading a business amount of prohibited tablets.
He didn’t follow for bail.