A SYDNEY man has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for his role in a plan to import 100 kilograms of meth into Australia in air cargo.

The drugs were intercepted in Canada; the Canada Border Services Agency found the meth in a commercial dough mixer destined for Australia.

Canadian police officers seized the drugs and replaced them with a harmless substance before forwarding the consignment to New South Wales.

Australian Federal Police officers organised for the consignment to be delivered, as planned, to a property in Wentworthville.

The AFP and Australian Border Force launched their investigation into a transnational drug trafficking syndicate in 2021.

Police also searched commercial premises linked to the investigation in Caringbah, seizing one tonne of methylamine – a chemical compound used to manufacture methamphetamine and MDMA.

They arrested the man for his role in facilitating the importation of the methamphetamine and methylamine. Two men remain before court in relation to this investigation.

In October last year, the Sydney man pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to import a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug and one count of possessing a controlled drug.

The Downing Centre Local Court on 4 May sentenced the man to 11 years in jail with a non-parole period of seven years.