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Police have found drugs, bullets and more than $90,000 after stopping a man for speeding near Coffs Harbour yesterday afternoon.

About 2.15pm yesterday (June 16 ), mid north coast Highway Patrol detected a hire car travelling at 129km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Pacific Highway at Bonville.

Police stopped the car and found the 35-year-old driver had a suspended licence.

Officers searched the man’s car with the assistance of a drug detection dog.

They found 42 rounds of ammunition, a small amount of methamphetamine (ice) and more than $90,000 secreted in the vehicle.

Detectives from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command have charged the man with possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of a prohibited drug, possession of ammunition and driving whilst suspended.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said the arrest was excellent work by the highway officer.

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