Shock discovery as police uncover $2M worth of drugs in truck

Police have uncovered more than $2 million worth of drugs after pulling over a truck in northern NSW.

Officers were conducting routine patrols on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah about 8.30am on Tuesday, when they stopped a medium rigid truck due to the “manner of driving”.

They spoke with the driver, a 20-year-old man, before quickly checking the back of the vehicle to ensure the load was properly secured.


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That’s when officers made the shock discovery.

During the search, police allegedly found 183 kilograms of cannabis in vacuum sealed bags, 2.5 kilograms of methylamphetamine in plastic resealable bags and 816 grams of heroin in a compressed block.

According to NSW police, the estimated potential street value of the drugs is in excess of two million dollars.

The young man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity and one count of supply prohibited drug commercial quantity.

The man was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today, where he was formally bail refused to reappear at the same court on Friday 15 October.

Inquiries continue.