Qld man charged after $3m worth of drugs, shotgun seized in northern NSW

A Queensland man has been charged after more than $3 million worth of drugs and a sawn off shotgun were seized during a traffic stop in far north New South Wales.

Detectives stopped a Ford Falcon travelling north on the M1 at Ballina around 9.30pm on Thursday.

During a search of the vehicle, they allegedly uncovered 4.4kg of methamphetamine, 4.66kg of cocaine, a single barrel sawn off shotgun and ammunition.


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NSW Police estimate the street value of the drugs is more than $3 million. The items will undergo forensic examination.

The 51-year-old was arrested and taken to Ballina Police Station, where he was charged with possess prohibited drug, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, supply large commercial quantity prohibited drug, and use, supply etc stolen firearm or firearm part.

The man, who is from Ipswich in Queensland, was refused bail to appear before Ballina Local Court today.