One of three men rescued while clinging to an esky in waters off Western Australia has been charged over a massive cocaine bust.
Aristides Avlontis, 36, was arrested at a home in Darwin yesterday and he is due to appear in court later today.
Police allege they found 365kg of cocaine in a nearby vessel and washed up onshore in southern WA.
The Australian Federal Police said they will apply to extradite Avlontis to WA to face a charge of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.
Three men were rescued from the ocean after they were found clinging to an esky on February 1 in the sea off southern WA.
The trio told police their boat capsized while they were fishing off the Albany coast when they were pulled from the water after sending a distress signal.