A 38-year-old Sydney Airport maintenance worker has been charged with importing nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine into Australia.

In April, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) Officers intercepted nearly 75kg of cocaine hidden in baggage at Sydney International Airport.

The worker, from Bradbury in Sydney's southwest, was allegedly waiting in the designated baggage terminal for the arrival of the two kite board bags, according to the AFP.

After further investigations the man was identified as allegedly removing a similar package, believed to contain 24kg of cocaine, from a golf bag in February.


It's estimated the drugs had a street value of nearly $19 million, the AFP said.

The 38-year-old faced court on Tuesday on charges of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.

The AFP has not ruled out further arrests.