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A man has been charged after he was allegedly caught importing almost $100 million worth of methylamphetamine from Central America into Sydney hidden inside machinery.

Australian Border Force officers discovered the drugs at a Sydney air freight depot in December 2019 acting on information provided by NSW Police.

A man has been arrested after he was allegedly caught importing almost $100 million worth of methylamphetamine from Central America into Sydney hidden inside machinery. (NSW Police)

The consignment was declared as being large machinery but was found to contain 130 kilograms of a white crystalline substance, detectives said.

The substance was tested and returned a presumptive positive result for methylamphetamine, which has an estimated potential street value of $97.5 million.

Police arrested a 26-year-old man at a Yagoona home in Sydney’s southwest this morning after searching the house and an industrial unit in nearby Condell Park.

“The Organised Crime Squad and the entire NSW Police Force is focused on working with our partners to target the criminal networks who import, manufacture and supply illicit drugs,” Detective Superintendent Martin Fileman said.

“We have disrupted the activities of this syndicate and we will not stop with this arrest.”

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