WATCH: Fruit box drugs ‘delivered’ to Sydney lockdown hotel

 

A man who attempted to deliver drugs hidden in a box of fruit to a traveller quarantined in the Sydney CBD yesterday has been charged.

Police allege the 37-year-old man from Lane Cove arrived at a hotel on Elizabeth St at about 1:15pm on Thursday to drop off a fruit box to a man being quarantined under the current COVID-19 Public Health Order.

The man is seen entering the hotel on CCTV …
The man is seen entering the hotel on CCTV …

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CCTV footage released by NSW police reveals officers at the hotel confiscated the box from the man after he was seen allegedly repositioning a white envelope inside the box.

Police inspected the contents and found a white envelope containing what is alleged to be an MDMA capsule.

The drugs were allegedly hidden in an envelope in the box.
The drugs were allegedly hidden in an envelope in the box.

Officers then arrested the man and searched him, finding a bag of white powder alleged to be cocaine.

The 37-year-old received a Court Attendance Notice for supplying and possessing prohibited drugs.

He will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on June 19.

Police investigations continue.

 

 

Originally published as Fruit box drugs 'delivered' to Sydney lockdown hotel

Before handing a box of fruit over to police guarding the hotel.
Before handing a box of fruit over to police guarding the hotel.

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