Millions of dollars worth of cocaine stamped with the image of Al Pacino’s fictional drug kingpin Tony Montana has been found after what police say is a large bust in Sydney’s west.
According to NSW Police, 15kg of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $22 million, was allegedly seized from homes at Dulwich Hill and Drumoyne on Friday, with one man in custody and charged with serious drug supply.
The episode unfolded after detectives from the Organized Crime Squad approached a property at The Parade, Dulwich Hill.
When officers moved into the property, a man who was retrieving a bag from the trunk of a car tried to run from the scene but was arrested nearby.
In the bag, police claim they found a 1kg block of cocaine stamped with the image of Pacino’s Tony Montana character from the cult film Scarface.
Blocks of cocaine seized by police in Sydney on Friday were stamped with a photo of fictional drug kingpin Tony Montana from the film Scarface
The 22-year-old man was arrested and taken to Ashfield Police Station before police later raided another premises on Alexandra Street, Drummoyne.
NSW Police claim it was there that a further 14kg of cocaine was found in the home’s garage.
Police estimate that the seized drugs have a street value of more than $22 million.
Three cars, an Audi RS3 and two Nissan Silvias, were also seized.
The man was charged with two counts of supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited substance and was refused bail to appear in court on Saturday.
The 1983 film stars Al Pacino as a Cuban immigrant who rises to the top of the Miami drug scene in a brutal and violent way.
Organized crime squad commander Detective Superintendent Peter Faux said the bust should serve as a warning to the Sydney underworld.
“This arrest and seizure means a significant quantity of an illegal drug is now off Sydney’s streets,” Det Supt Faux said.
‘The arrest demonstrates the successful and effective combination of modern technology as well as tenacious, feet-on-the-ground investigative work by my team.
“It also serves as a warning to those who want to deal illegal drugs in the community: NSW Police are committed to identifying, arresting and bringing to justice those involved in illegal activity.”