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Drug dealer tried to import 50kg of cocaine into Australia – but his wife is standing by him 

A high society drug dealer who was arrested after he tried to import hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia once boasted ‘I like to make money.’

Matthew Doyle, 32, from Burraneer in southern Sydney, was arrested in September 2019 in an elaborate police sting after conspiring to import 50kg of cocaine and handing over $500,000 in cash. 

Doyle pleaded guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and appeared in Downing Centre District Court on Friday. 

His glamorous wife, Kelsea, 30, who has not seen her husband in months due to COVID-19 restrictions, has supported Doyle since his arrest and sat in the public gallery during his court appearance. 

The Crown prosecutor Emma Blizard told the court that Doyle was driven by ‘greed’  once saying ‘I like money, I love making people money,’ The Daily Telegraph reported. 

Matthew Doyle, 32, from Burraneer in southern Sydney, was arrested in September 2019 (pictured: Doyle and his wife, Kelsea)

Matthew Doyle, 32, from Burraneer in southern Sydney, was arrested in September 2019 (pictured: Doyle and his wife, Kelsea)

Doyle pleaded guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and appeared in Downing Centre District Court on Friday

Doyle pleaded guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and appeared in Downing Centre District Court on Friday

Defence barrister Philip Boulton QC argued Doyle would have not been involved in the plot to import drugs into the country if he was not approached during the police sting. 

He also told the court the cocaine never existed. 

‘This is not a standard police entrapment case … there was never any drugs, he was never going to effect an importation, he was never going to obtain possession of drugs,’ Mr Boulton said. 

Ms Blizard accepted the drugs never existed but claimed Doyle wanted to be a part of the plot so he could make a lot of money. 

‘He saw an opportunity that presented itself and his greed took over — that is why he became involved in this offending behaviour,’ she said.

Ms Blizard said Doyle’s actions over several months, including handing over $500,000 in cash, proved he wanted the plot to import drugs to be a success. 

His glamorous wife, Kelsea, 30, who has not seen her husband in months due to COVID-19 restrictions, has supported Doyle since his arrest and sat in the public gallery during his court appearance

His glamorous wife, Kelsea, 30, who has not seen her husband in months due to COVID-19 restrictions, has supported Doyle since his arrest and sat in the public gallery during his court appearance

The Crown prosecutor Emma Blizard told the court that Doyle was driven by 'greed' because he said during the sting: 'I like money, I love making people money.'

The Crown prosecutor Emma Blizard told the court that Doyle was driven by ‘greed’ because he said during the sting: ‘I like money, I love making people money.’

Mr Boulton said that Doyle was aware that his life has been ‘wrong’ and he is trying to better himself. 

‘He knows that he has caused a lot of harm, he is doing what he can to make amends for his past and I would ask your honour to accept that his arrest has led to a readjustment of thinking,’ Mr Boulton told Judge Penelope Hock. 

He added that Doyle’s wife and family will continue to support him which he claimed improved his chance of rehabilitation. 

His co-accused Raoul Kesby, 29 and Jared Hart, 31, both pleaded guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug. 

They appeared in court alongside Doyle and all three of them will return to court in September for sentencing.  

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