73 kilograms of cannabis located at Byron Bay

A woman has been charged after police allegedly located 73 kilograms of cannabis following a vehicle stop in the states north.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 27 January 2021), police from Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol Command and detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have stopped a Pantech truck travelling on the Pacific Motorway, McLeods Shoot, near Byron Bay.

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 $480000.

The woman appeared before Ballina Local Court today (Thursday 28 January 2021), where she was formally refused bail and will reappear on Thursday 4 February 2021.

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