A woman has been charged after police allegedly uncovered 73 kilograms of cannabis, worth almost half a million dollars, hidden in the back of a truck in northern NSW.
Detectives pulled over the Pantech truck as it travelled along the Pacific Motorway at McLeods Shoot, near Byron Bay, about 3.30pm on Wednesday.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle, and quickly discovered a “significant amount of cannabis”, which police say has an estimated potential street value of $480,000.
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A man and woman, both aged 24, were arrested at the scene and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.
The woman has since been charged with supply commercial quantity-cannabis.
She appeared before Ballina Local Court today, where she was formally refused bail to reappear on Thursday 4 February.
Inquires into the cannabis bust continue.