Two men charged after Police seize 480k worth of cannabis

TWO men have been charged after Police allegedly 24 kilograms of cannabis in a van approaching the Queensland border.

Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and Barwon Local Area Command stopped the white Iveco van for a random breath and drug test on the Newell Highway at Boggabilla in northern NSW about 12.30pm on Friday.

The driver returned a negative breath test result, but then allegedly tested positive to drugs.


The 23-year-old was arrested and subjected to a secondary test which also allegedly returned a positive result.

Officers searched the men, both from South Australia, and the vehicle, with the assistance of a drug detection dog and allegedly located 24kg of cannabis inside two sealed plastic drums in the rear of the van.

A search of the driver also allegedly located a small amount of white powder which police will allege to be amphetamine.

He and his passenger were both charged with supply cannabis greater than indictable quantity and less than commercial quantity and were refused bail to appear before Moree Local Court on Saturday.

The passenger, a 27-year-old man, was also charged with possess prohibited drug.

Police will allege the cannabis has an estimated potential street value of $480,000.
Inquiries are continuing.