Wanted man charged with drug supply after being detected at border checkpoint

A man has been charged after he was allegedly found in possession of prohibited drugs as he crossed the border from Victoria into NSW earlier today.

About 4.40am (Monday 19 October 2020), police were manning the border checkpoint at Wodonga Place, South Albury, when they stopped a taxi and spoke with the driver and the male passenger.

While the passenger, a 42-year-old man, produced a valid permit, he did not have any form of identification.

Subsequent checks revealed the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant for traffic offences.

During a search of the man, officers located more than $14,000 cash, methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

The Victorian man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, deal with proceeds of crime and the outstanding arrest warrant.

He was refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court today (Monday 19 October 2020).

Anyone with information about drug supply in their community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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