A MAN has been charged after police allegedly uncovered a massive cannabis haul in the back of a ute on the M1 at Coomera on Sunday.
According to police, officers intercepted the utility travelling south on the motorway around 4.30pm.
A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly located 11.3 kilograms of cannabis and a large quantity of cash.
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Gold Coast detectives later searched a Mandolin Avenue residence at Helensvale and allegedly located 16 large hydroponic cannabis plants, 38 MDMA tablets, a quantity of steroids and another large sum of cash.
Detectives from the Western Investigative Group – Gold Coast CIB charged a 31-year-old Helensvale man with nine drug related charges and will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.