Two Icelandic nationals have been arrested and charged with the importation through Melbourne Airport of a suspected three kilograms of cocaine.
The Consul General of Iceland was in a Melbourne court on Wednesday when the men appeared in custody after an earlier hearing before a bail justice.
An Icelandic teacher acted as an impromptu interpreter in Melbourne Magistrates Court after their arrest on Tuesday by members of the Australian Federal Police.
Solicitor for one of the men, Ruth Parker, said the only two known Icelandic interpreters in Melbourne were unavailable.
Ms Parker said the female teacher, who sat alongside the Consul General, had volunteered to interpret.
Commonwealth prosecutor Ben Kerlin told magistrate Gerard Lethbridge the cocaine had not yet been weighed due to the "way it was concealed" but was estimated to be about three kilograms.
He said an analysis of the drugs would be completed within six weeks.
Both men have been charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine.
Neither man made an application for bail and each was remanded to appear again in November.