Police make shock discovery after pulling over speeding car on M1

Police have uncovered more than $2 million worth of cocaine after pulling over a car on the Pacific Motorway in far north NSW.

Just before 3.00pm on Tuesday, officers spotted a gold Nissan X-Trail allegedly speeding northbound on the M1 near Bangalow and instructed the driver to pull over.

The 24-year-old man underwent a roadside breath test which returned a negative result, however, police soon became suspicious and began searching the vehicle.


It was then that officers located a vacuum-sealed bag containing a substance, believed to be cocaine, and a haul of cash.

The young man was arrested at the scene and taken to Byron Bay police station where he was charged with large commercial drug supply, deal with the proceeds of crime and exceed speed more than 10km/hr.

The vehicle was further examined by detectives and the police dog unit the following day, with officers finding another five packages of cocaine stashed in a speaker box and under the back seats.

It brings the total amount of cocaine seized to 6.7kg, which police say has an estimated street value of more than $2 million.

The Pottsville man is now expected to face further charges and is due to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on Monday.

Inquiries are continuing.