$480K worth of cannabis found in truck near Byron Bay

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.


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.

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Meanwhile the stuff is legal all around the world, even decriminalised in some parts of Aus, and the police still WASTE resources fighting this FAILED WAR! Busting a literal nobody in the grand scheme of things and preventing nothing but causing anger over a weekend for very little ‘justice’ is pathetic in the 2021.

Not legal in Australia. That’s that. Deal with it. You sound like a pot smoker.


I don’t smoke and I think pot is dangerous. However it is legal in parts of Australia.
Victoria became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis on 12 April 2016, with prescriptions also available in New South Wales and Western Australia the same year. Queensland and Tasmania followed in 2017