Woman arrested as police seize nearly $500K drugs in truck
Police have confirmed they have charged a woman after officers allegedly located 73 kilograms of cannabis following a vehicle stop on the Northern Rivers.
Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol Command officers and detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District stopped a Pantech truck travelling on the Pacific Motorway, McLeods Shoot, near Byron Bay about 3.30pm on Wednesday, January 27.
Officers searched the vehicle, locating a significant amount of cannabis.
A man and woman, both aged 24, were arrested at the scene and were taken to Byron Bay Police Station.
The woman was charged with supply commercial quantity – cannabis.
The crop has an estimated potential street value of $480,000.
The woman appeared before Ballina Local Court today, where she was formally refused bail and will reappear on February 4.