• Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash.
    Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash.

Two chocolate importers have been caught collaborating with a US drug kingpin and hiding massive quantities of drugs in shipments into Australia.

Los Angeles-based fine chocolate importer/exporters Nathan and Andrew Dulley teamed up with criminal organisation ODOG, headed by former University of Southern California football player Owen Hanson to use their established import/export routes into Australia.

The brothers intermingled kilos of cocaine in with legitimate chocolate merchandise in order to dodge customs, according to Fairfax Media, with ODOG members distributing the drugs once they reached Australia.

The pair, who last week plead guilty to international drug trafficking charges, were caught by NSW Police, the NSW Crime Commission, the FBI and the US Drug Enforcement Administration in a joint covert operation.