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One of Australia’s top racehorse owners is arrested on drug charges

One of Australia’s top racehorse owners is arrested on drug charges along with an airport baggage handler after police seize 25kg of cocaine

  • Damion Flower, owner of Snitzel, was arrested in Moorebank, south Sydney 
  • He has been charged with six counts of importing drugs across a border 
  • Mr Flower was listed to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday 

A leading racehorse owner has been charged with importing drugs.

Damion Flower, the owner of Snitzel, was arrested in Moorebank, south-west Sydney on Wednesday after police allegedly seized 25kg of cocaine at the city’s airport.

A baggage handler, 51, has also been arrested and charged.

Mr Flower was listed to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday.

Damion Flower (pictured in 2018) was arrested in Moorebank, Sydney on Wednesday after police seized 25kg of cocaine at the city’s airport

Mr Flower (pictured with prized horse Snitzel) faces six counts of import commercial quantity of border controlled drug, a charge sheet seen by Daily Mail Australia shows

Mr Flower (pictured with prized horse Snitzel) faces six counts of import commercial quantity of border controlled drug, a charge sheet seen by Daily Mail Australia shows

He faces six counts of import commercial quantity of border controlled drug, a charge sheet seen by Daily Mail Australia shows.  

The operation that led to his arrest was a joint mission by the NSW Organised Crime Squad and Federal Police, according to the Daily Telegraph.  

Mr Flower came to fame in the racing world when his horse Snitzel won seven races in 2005 and earned him $1million in prize money.

He has shares in more than 50 horses trained by Brad Widdup at Platinum Park which he owns. 

He bought a slot at the world’s richest turf race, The Everest in Randwick, for $1.8million for three years. 

Mr Flower (pictured) faces six counts of import commercial quantity of border controlled drug, a charge sheet seen by Daily Mail Australia shows

Mr Flower (pictured) faces six counts of import commercial quantity of border controlled drug, a charge sheet seen by Daily Mail Australia shows

Mr Flower (pictured in 2005) was listed to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday

Mr Flower (pictured in 2005) was listed to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday

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