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Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Target Action Group (TAG) stopped the Holden Commodore at Sleepy Hollow, about 35km south of Tweed Heads, about 3.15pm on Friday (30 November 2018).

Police will allege the driver, a 27-year-old man from Mount Tamborine in Queensland, had been seen driving erratically – speeding up then slowing down – in northbound traffic.

When the vehicle was searched, 70kg of cannabis was found packed in four sports bags in the boot.

The drugs have an estimated potential street value of $600,000.

The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with supply a prohibited drug (commercial quantity), and deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail before his appearance in Tweed Heads Local Court today (Saturday 1 December 2018), where he was once again refused bail to re-appear in the same court on Monday (3 December 2018).


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