Organised Crime Squad police hunt for man wanted on warrant in the Hunter

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated May 17 2022 - 9:03am, first published 8:32am
Police have appealed for assistance to local Jhoni Fernandes Da Silva, described as being of South American appearance, about 180cm tall, of a muscular build and unshaven, with a shaved head and brown eyes.

The Organised Crime Squad has issued a warrant for a 32-year-old man, understood to be in relation to a discovery of $20 million worth of cocaine at the Newcastle port on May 9.


Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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