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Police seized 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine. Photo Qld Police

Following a truck intercept at Yatala in Queensland on the afternoon of Tuesday 14 December police seized 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine with a street value of over $7 million.

Police seized 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine. Photo Qld Police

The seizure and arrest was the result of an investigation by multi-agency Taskforce Sentry, involving officers from the Drug and Serious Crime Group, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Department of Home Affairs.

During the course of the investigation, police became aware of information identifying a truck travelling from interstate into Queensland that may have been carrying drugs. At approximately 4pm yesterday (December 14), investigators intercepted the truck and driver near Yatala.

A search of the vehicle located approximately 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine concealed in a pot plant and two money counting machines.

Police seized 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine. Photo Qld Police

A 23-year-old Coomera man, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested and charged with one count each of possession of dangerous drug (exceed quantity), possession of items for use in the commission of a crime, possession of items used in the commission of a crime and contravene requirement.

He has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in Southport Magistrates Court.


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