Truck driver charged after Police find massive haul of cannabis

A truck driver has been arrested after $1 million worth of cannabis was allegedly found during a vehicle stop near Byron Bay.

Police pulled the truck over on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow just before 9am on Thursday because of the manner it was being driven.

The 36-year-old male driver was given a roadside drug test which came back positive.


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The man was placed under arrested with officers then searching his truck.

They uncovered 145 bags of cannabis with an estimated street value of $1 million while ice was also discovered.

The Sydney man was charged with supply a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, two counts of drug possession (one being a commercial quantity), and driving under the influence of a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on Friday.

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