Man charged over alleged drug supply in Edgecliff

Police have charged a man after finding drugs and cash in a car in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs overnight, NSW Police say.

Just after 11pm yesterday, police noticed a man had pulled over in a ‘no stopping’ zone while using his mobile phone.

Police will allege the man was acting suspiciously as they followed the vehicle onto Ocean Street, Edgecliff where they pulled him over.

Officers attached to Surry Hills Local Area Command spoke to the driver, a 30-year-old man, and commenced a search of the vehicle.

While searching the vehicle, police located a button hidden under the centre console. When pressed, the button revealed a custom made hidden compartment.

Police will allege a number of items were located in the compartment, including 19 bags of cocaine, more than $16,000 in cash and a mobile phone.

All items were seized, including the vehicle, and will undergo forensic examination.

The 30-year-old man was arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with supply prohibited dug indictable and deal with property suspected proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.