Ma­jor drug bust

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

■ THE er­ratic driv­ing was prob­a­bly a dead give­away.

A driver was al­legedly speed­ing up and then slow­ing down, re­peat­edly, in north­bound traf­fic along the M1 Mo­tor­way near Tweed Heads about 3.15pm on Fri­day. Of­fi­cers at­tached to Tweed/by­ron Tar­get Ac­tion Group stopped the Holden Com­modore at Sleepy Hol­low, about 35km south of Tweed Heads.

Dur­ing a search, the of­fi­cers found 70kg of mar­i­juana in the boot of the man’s sedan.

It was packed in four sports bags.

The drugs have an es­ti­mated po­ten­tial street value of $600,000. A 27-year-old man from Mount Tam­borine in Queens­land was ar­rested and taken to Tweed Heads Po­lice Sta­tion. He was charged with sup­ply­ing a com­mer­cial quan­tity of a pro­hib­ited drug and deal­ing with pro­ceeds of crime.

He was re­fused bail be­fore his ap­pear­ance in Tweed Heads Lo­cal Court on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1. But he was once again re­fused bail to re-ap­pear in the same court on Mon­day.

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