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Eight kilos of cocaine and other drugs were found in a car. Photo Queensland police.

Police say two men have been charged after officers located eight kilos of cocaine during a vehicle intercept at the border checkpoint in Tugun last Friday.

Officers performing border duties on October 30 stopped a car around 3pm in the northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway at the QLD/NSW checkpoint.

Two men were the alleged occupants of the vehicle when a search was conducted and the dangerous drugs subsequently uncovered. A quantity of ecstasy and cannabis was also located.

A 26-year-old Sippy Downs man has been charged with three count of possessing dangerous drugs and one count of possession of utensils.

A 31-year-old New Beith man was charged with one count of possession of dangerous drugs.

Both men have been remanded in custody and are due to reappear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Cocain found at the Queensland border. Photo Queensland police.


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