Erratic driving leads Tweed Heads Police to drug bust

An alleged drug dealer has attracted the unwanted attention of Police, after driving erratically on the Pacific Motorway.

The 27-year-old from Mount Tamborine was stopped on the M1 near Tweed Heads on Friday afternoon, after Police noticed he was continuing to speed up then slow down as he headed northbound.

“Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Target Action Group (TAG) stopped the Holden Commodore at Sleepy Hollow, about 35km south of Tweed Heads,” Police explained in a statement.


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“Police will allege, 70kg of cannabis was found packed in four sports bags in the boot (of the car during a search).

“The drugs have an estimated potential street value of $600,000.”

The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with supply a prohibited drug (commercial quantity), and deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to re-appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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