Police seize half million dollars worth of cannabis in vehicle stop

A woman has been charged after police located 73 kilograms of cannabis following a vehicle stop in the state’s north yesterday.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol Command and detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District stopped the woman’s Pantech truck travelling on the Pacific Motorway, McLeods Shoot, near Byron Bay around 3.30pm on Wednesday.

“Officers searched the vehicle, locating a significant amount of cannabis,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“A man and woman, both aged 24, were arrested at the scene and were taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

“The woman was charged with supply commercial quantity-cannabis.”

Police say the crop has an estimated potential street value of $480,000.

The woman appeared before Ballina Local Court today, where she was formally refused bail and will reappear on Thursday 4 February 2021.