Dead diver in Newcastle port with $20 million of cocaine named as Brazilian national Bruno Borges

By Sam Rigney
Updated May 20 2022 - 5:03am, first published 5:00am
GONE: Brazilian national Bruno Borges has been identified as the diver found dead surrounded by bricks of cocaine in the Port of Newcastle on May 9. Picture: Facebook

A SUPERYACHT tour operator allegedly involved in a massive cocaine importation discovered when a professional diver drowned in the Port of Newcastle earlier this month has backflipped on his bid for bail as authorities reveal the name of the dead diver.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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