Cannabis worth $1m seized when truck stopped near Byron Bay

145 bags of cannabis with an estimated potential street value of $1 million were found. Photo NSW police.

A man will appear in court today after police seized cannabis with an estimated potential street value of $1 million when a truck was stopped near Byron Bay yesterday.

Just before 9am (Thursday, 15 January, 2020), Traffic and Highway Patrol officers stopped a truck on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow, due to the manner of driving.

Police spoke to the 36-year-old male driver and submitted him to a roadside drug test, which allegedly returned a positive indication.

The man was arrested, and his truck searched, revealing 145 bags of cannabis with an estimated potential street value of $1 million. A small amount of methylamphetamine was also allegedly found.

The Marrickville man has been charged with supply a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, two counts of drug possession (one being a commercial quantity), and driving under the influence of a prohibited drug.

He has been refused bail to appear before Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday 16 January 2020).

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5 responses to “Cannabis worth $1m seized when truck stopped near Byron Bay”

  1. Maria Pye says:

    145 bags (what weight) divided by $1,000,000 do the math….

  2. Lisa McCafferty says:

    What a joke. He should be allowed to go free. Arrest the real criminals not someone growing a plant.

    • James Anastassiadis says:

      Seriously.. He was stupid enough to be driving under the influence and obviously driving a little erratic to be pulled over,especially a truck !

      Double his sentence !

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