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Police say that while performing duties at the state border checkpoint in Coolangatta yesterday, they located a large quantity of cannabis concealed within a pantech truck attempting to enter Queensland.

Police allege that during a search of the vehicle, police located just over 45 kilograms of cannabis within four suitcases in the rear of the truck. The drugs located have a street value of approximately $400,000.

A 35-year-old man from Victorian is assisting police with their enquiries and investigations are continuing.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ian Galpin said any persons found bringing dangerous drugs into Queensland will be the subject of a thorough investigation and may face serious criminal charges.

‘Police stationed at our border checkpoints are doing an excellent job at not only maintaining border restrictions, but also detecting and preventing criminal activity,’ said Detective Senior Sergeant Galpin.


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