Suitcases of marijuana found in car pulled over for performing illegal U-turn

POLICE have allegedly found two suitcases full of cannabis in the boot of a car in southern New South Wales.

Officers intercepted the vehicle on the Cobb Highway at Hay, in the state’s Riverina region, around 9.20pm.

The car only came to the attention of police after it was spotted performing an illegal U-turn on the highway.


The 57-year-old man behind the wheel of the car was issued an infringement notice for the traffic offence.

It was during a subsequent search of the man’s car when officers allegedly uncovered the drugs in the boot.

Police said 18.8 kilograms of “cannabis leaf” was found packed in plastic bags and stuffed inside two suitcases.

The driver was then arrested and taken to Hay Police Station where he was questioned and formally charged with possessing a prohibited drug and supplying a commercial quantity of cannabis.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Hay Local Court on Monday, October 16.