Gangland identity Mick Gatto's son-in-law has been found guilty of trying to possess $1.2 million of cocaine which was hidden in printers sent from Mexico.
Danny Awad, 41, and co-accused John Tambakakis, 35, were found guilty by a Victorian County Court jury on Thursday of attempting to possess a commercial quantity of cocaine in May 2017.
It was never alleged the pair had any involvement in importing the haul but they had planned on trafficking it.
Their plan, however, was over before it had even begun, with Australian Federal Police officers intercepting the shipment as it arrived in Melbourne from Mexico.
Officers uncovered 10 blocks of cocaine inside five Xerox printers.
Weighing 22 kilograms, the haul had an estimated street value of between $9 million and $12 million.
The officers substituted the cocaine with harmless powder, inserted tracking and recording devices into the printers and delivered them to their destination.
Awad and Tamabakakis took the package to a warehouse the first man rented under a fake name at Airport West.
The pair also had gloves, a vacuum sealer, plastic bags and digital scales in their possession.
Prosecutors said their plan was to unpack the drugs, divide them into smaller quantities and repackage them.
But as soon as they opened one of the printers, they realised the cocaine had been replaced.
The duo drove from the warehouse and dumped the van they had been using.
They were arrested the next day.
Awad and Tambakakis' five-week trial was suppressed from the public, as was Awad's connection to Mr Gatto.
After Thursday's verdict, Judge Mark Dean lifted the suppression.
Awad is married to Mr Gatto's daughter Sarah, who was present in court as the verdict was read.
The two men were remanded in custody and will return to court in November for a pre-sentence hearing.