200kg of cocaine found on boat: cops

A man has been arrested after police allegedly found 200kg of cocaine on a boat off the coast of Sydney.

A man has been arrested off the NSW coast after allegedly being intercepted on a boat ferrying 200kg of cocaine.

The man, who is expected to face court on Friday, was snared on Thursday following a joint investigation by officers from the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Border Force and NSW Police.

Operation Poitiers began on March 6 after a tip off from international law enforcement.

On March 11 officers pounced on a vessel off the coast of Sydney, and allegedly uncovered the massive drug haul.

The lone man on board at the time was arrested and is expected to face Central Local Court later on Friday.

Footage from the arrest shows a man being led off a police boat docked at Balmain wearing a yellow life jacket, beige shirt, brown shorts and handcuffs.

In the hull of a black boat were several large green-lidded plastic tubs.

Police will allege in court that inside those tubs were bundles of cocaine wrapped in black plastic bags.

Officers performed investigative and forensic analysis of the contents at the wharf, in Sydney’s inner west, and seized the drugs.

Investigators will address the media on Friday afternoon to provide more information on the alleged bust.

More to come.

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