Sniffer dogs bust dozens with drugs at annual cannabis festival

DOZENS of people have been busted with drugs at an annual cannabis festival in northern NSW.

As many as 10,000 people attended the three-day MardiGrass event at Nimbin last weekend.

Police walked through the township with drug detection dogs and allegedly busted almost 40 people with prohibited substances, mainly cannabis.


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NSW Police said the operation was conducted “to ensure public safety and uphold the law”.

Eighteen people were charged with drug offences and given a date in court.

Nineteen others were issued with cannabis cautions.