Five arrested in Australia over theft of $1 million of baby formula

A man has been arrested following the theft of over $1 million-worth of baby formula and vitamins. 

His arrest is the most recent of a sting that began last year, with two other men and two women having been arrested between August and January.

The 31-year-old man arrived on a flight from China to Sydney Airport and was detained by police on Saturday, reports 7 News.

On Sunday he appeared at Parramatta Bail Court, where he was charged with theft and granted strict bail. He will reappear in Parramatta Local Court on January 30.

Investigators from Strike Force Dungv began by searching homes in Carlingford in New South Wales in August, reports 7 News. 

They found and seized 4000 containers of baby formula, a large quantity of vitamins, and Manuka honey. All of the found goods were allegedly stolen. Alongside the items was $215,000 in cash.

Police allege that the group were part of an organised crime syndicate that stole more than $1 million-worth of product, including baby formula and vitamins, in order to sell them on overseas.

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