85kg cannabis seized; two men charged – Tweed Byron

Police have charged two men after they were allegedly found to be carrying 85kg of cannabis in the back of a Pantech truck near Byron Bay yesterday.

Police attached to Byron Bay Highway Patrol stopped the vehicle about 11.25pm (Thursday 19 November 2020), on the Pacific Highway, Ewingsdale, for a traffic offence.

Upon speaking with the 23-year-old driver and his 24-year-old passenger, police became suspicious and searched the rear of the truck.

Officers allegedly found 186 packages of cannabis with a total weight of 85kg.

The men were arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where they were both charged with supply prohibited drug greater than commercial quantity, and drug possession.

They were refused bail and will appear in Ballina Local Court toady (Friday 20 November 2020).

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