Dramatic scenes have unfolded at Sydney Airport, with a man hitting out at police, punching a camera and trying to escape arrest after a drug, rifle and cash seizure in Sydney's south.
The man, 34, and his brother, 32, will face court today in relation to Strike Force Raptor finding more than $2.75 million in cash, ice, cocaine, sub-machine guns, semi-automatics and ammunition in a Waterloo storage facility.
Just after 9:00am yesterday the 34-year-old man arrived at Sydney Airport from New Zealand and was handcuffed and walked through the airport as people watched on.
The accused, who has since been charged with a range of offences including participation in a criminal group, swung his handcuffed arms at an officer and punched the police camera used to film the arrest.
Officers then jumped on his back to restrain him and led him outside to a police wagon before taking him to Kogarah Police Station.
His brother was arrested during a vehicle stop on O'Riordan Street Alexandria yesterday afternoon, along with two others who have since been released pending further inquiries.
The brothers are charged with three counts each of supplying a prohibited drug, dealing in proceeds of crime, participating in a criminal group and aggravated firearms offences.
They were both refused bail and will appear at Sutherland Local Court today.
Shortly after the arrests, police executed a search warrant at a home unit at Homebush where they seized items.
Strike Force Raptor is tasked with investigating the illicit activities of a group operating across Sydney.