Younger brother of famed NRL star Payne Haas arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle over $1m worth of methamphetamine into NSW
- Payne Haas’ younger brother, Zeda, was arrested on Tuesday morning
- He allegedly tried to traffic methamphetamine in New South Wales
- The 19-year-old recently lost a friend to a drug overdose
Payne Haas’ younger brother was allegedly caught trying to smuggle $1million worth of methamphetamine into New South Wales from Queensland.
Zeda Haas, 19, was arrested at around 11.45am on Tuesday in Beresfield, west of Newcastle, for an alleged attempt to smuggle 1.8kg of ice into the state.
NSW Police confirmed they arrested the pair on Apprentice Close in Beresfield before finding the apparent drugs believed to have an estimated street value of over $1million.
“Both men were arrested at the scene and taken to Maitland Police Station,” the statement said.
“There they were charged with trafficking in commercial quantity of controlled drug and participation in the supply of prohibited drug – large commercial quantity.”
The younger brother of Payne Haas (above) has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to New South Wales
NRL superstar Payne Haas signed a new contract with the Brisbane Broncos on the same day
The suspects were denied bail and will appear in Maitland Local Court on Wednesday.
Zeda’s arrest comes just months after her friend, Jeremiah Lolohea, died of a drug overdose.
He was one of three men rushed to hospital after a massive overdose at a Gold Coast home in May.
Zeda’s older brother Payne signed a lucrative new contract with the Brisbane Broncos on Tuesday. There is no suggestion the NSW striker was involved in the alleged drug dealing.