"Police yesterday arrested 11 men, including a former NSW police sergeant and a former merchant banker, in raids throughout the city and have charged them with conspiring to smuggle and supply 20-30 kilograms of cocaine.
Although none of the men were baggage handlers, police say they believe the syndicate could not have sneaked suitcases filled with drugs past customs for more than a year without the help of handlers, the Herald has learnt."
"The other men arrested in the raids included: a man from Maroubra, 56; a man from Coogee, 70; a man from Winston Hills, 28; a man from Kings Cross, 50; a man from Petersham, 55; a man from Bondi, 39; a man from Woy Woy, 33; and two brothers from Padstow, 37 and 18."
And the same lie is repeated here . . .
"Customs Minister Chris Ellison yesterday acknowledged baggage handlers were under investigation over the cocaine racket. None of the men arrested yesterday have been identified as baggage handlers."
. . . in an article that also talks about the arrest of Norman Niass (he was one of the "11 men") . . .
"Five of the 11 men arrested on Monday over the alleged drug racket also faced court yesterday and all were refused bail."