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Police have seized synthetic cannabis from a truck stopped at Tabbimobile, south of Ballina, on Thursday.

About 1.30pm last Thursday, police were alerted by members of the public that a truck, which was laden with 10-tonne portable building frames, was driving erratically north along the Pacific Highway at Tabbimoble.

Officers patrolled the area and were directed to the truck’s whereabouts by another truck driver over CB radio.

Police pulled the truck over and spoke to the 50-year-old male driver, who returned a negative breath test.

The man’s truck was searched, with officers seizing two satchels of synthetic cannabis found in the cabin area.

The driver was taken to Lismore Base Hospital to provide blood and urine samples, before being released pending the results of the tests.

Investigations are continuing and police want to speak to any witnesses to this incident, including the truck driver who communicated with police via CB radio.

Acting NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, said it was the public’s help that led to the intercept of this driver.

‘We had a motorist tell an officer about this driver’s behaviour, and another truck driver report to us via CB that we needed to find this driver,’ Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

‘It was fortunate that the Highway Patrol Officer was able to intercept the driver involved a short time later.

‘We are appealing to the truck driver who called the police via CB radio to contact us, as we understand he may have “dashcam” footage of the other truck involved.’

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.


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