Sydney jeweler Jean Wimmer to be extradited to Tasmania over alleged cocaine ring

A gold-plated Harley Davidson, diamond-encrusted jewelry and a supposed BIG secret: Inside the high-flying life of a high-profile jeweler as he’s accused of cocaine smuggling

  • Jewelery designer to be extradited to Hobart over alleged $5million drug ring
  • He allegedly smuggled 4.5kg of ice cream, 2kg of cocaine and heroin into Tasmania
  • Jean Wimmer, 37, will be brought to justice after his arrest at his home in Parramatta
  • Police seized four luxury sports cars and a newly completed Harley Davidson motorcycle

Jewelery designer Jean Wimmer thought he had it all – sparkling diamonds, flashy sports cars, a gold-plated Harley Davidson motorbike, a front row seat to the Sydney Harbor fireworks and a partner glamour.

But Mr Wimmer’s high-flying lifestyle came to a sudden halt this week when he was arrested for an alleged $5million drug ring he is accused of fleeing from his home in Parramatta , in western Sydney.

Police will allege Wimmer smuggled 2kg of cocaine, 4.5kg of ice cream and a quantity of heroin into Tasmania by air, sea and in person from May 2019 until recently.

He has been charged with drug trafficking offenses and will be extradited from NSW to Tasmania on Friday to appear in Hobart Magistrates’ Court.

Jean Wimmer (pictured left with her partner) is accused of being the mastermind of an alleged $5 million drug ring. There is no suggestion his girlfriend, above, was involved in the alleged operation

His arrest follows a thorough seven-month investigation by Tasmania Police in partnership with their NSW counterparts and AFP’s National Anti-Gangs Squad.

Police executed search warrants in both states, which resulted in the seizure of four luxury vehicles and a motorcycle worth more than $2 million, along with cash.

Police released images of the vehicles seized and towed from his home this week.

They included three Ferraris, a Lamborghini and a gold-plated Harley Davidson that Wimmer planned to rent for weddings and proudly bragged about on his Instagram page.

‘Added to the fleet. Will be accepting reservations shortly,” he captioned a photo of the newly completed motorcycle in November.

Jean Wimmer's (pictured) gold-plated Harley Davidson which he planned to rent out for weddings was also seized

Jean Wimmer’s (pictured) gold-plated Harley Davidson which he planned to rent out for weddings was also seized

A red Ferrari that features on Jean Wimmer's Instagram page was also towed away by police

A red Ferrari that features on Jean Wimmer’s Instagram page was also towed away by police

‘Tasmania Police will allege that this man, over a two-year period, trafficked a quantity of methylamphetamine, cocaine and heroin to Hobart,’ Police Acting Inspector Deearna Rowe said. from Tasmania.

“We have discovered four luxury cars at his address and a Harley Davidson motorcycle, all of these luxury cars have been seized and further investigations are continuing into these assets.”

“We are working closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure that our air, sea and postal corridors are not exploited by those who wish to profit from the distribution of drugs, and we thank these partners for their continued support. .”

A number of luxury vehicles were seized from Jean Wimmer's home in Parramatta, including this Ferrari (pictured)

A number of luxury vehicles were seized from Jean Wimmer’s home in Parramatta, including this Ferrari (pictured)

Wimmer regularly took to Instagram to post photos of her lavish lifestyle and diamond-encrusted jewelry designs. It is understood he leaves behind a heavily pregnant partner in Sydney, who has not been charged with any offense and is not suggested to have any involvement or knowledge of his alleged wrongdoing.

Police investigations into the alleged union continue.

“We are now going through the information we gathered during the investigation and will be pursuing any links that exist in NSW as a result of this,” said NSW Police Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Cadden.

“NSW Police are relentlessly pursuing these criminals, whether they are here, in Tasmania or any other part of the world.”

Rachel Batterham of the AFP National Anti-Gangs Squad added: “The AFP will continue to work with local and international law enforcement to bring to justice those who attempt to import illicit drugs.”

Police shared footage of Wimmer's new gold-plated Harley Davidson being towed

Police shared footage of Wimmer’s new gold-plated Harley Davidson being towed

Jean Wimmer bragged about his lavish lifestyle on social media, including a front row seat to the Sydney Harbor fireworks

Jean Wimmer bragged about his lavish lifestyle on social media, including a front row seat to the Sydney Harbor fireworks

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