Cocaine, cash seized near Dog on Tuckerbox

A man has been charged and more than $200,000 cash and cocaine seized following a vehicle stop near the Dog on the Tuckerbox in the state’s south.

About 1.15am today (Friday 8 November 2019), officers attached to the Riverina Police District stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer on the Hume Highway at Gundagai for the purpose of roadside testing.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle, where they allegedly located and seized cocaine, more than $230,000 cash concealed in bags and two mobile phones.

The driver, a 19-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Cootamundra Police Station, where he was charged with possess prohibited drug and possess suspected proceeds (more than $100,00).

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to face Cootamundra Local Court on 2 December 2019.

Police inquiries are continuing.

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