The 21-year-old teenager and man are said to have been caught with $ 800,000 worth of cannabis at the NSW-Queensland border
The 21-year-old teenager and man are ‘packed with $ 800,000 cannabis in the back of their Toyota Hilux’ on the NSW-Queensland border
- A 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were caught with $ 800,000 in drugs
- Police found 4.5 kg of cannabis in pillow cases after stopping the pair at the border
- 5 kg of cannabis and $ 10,000 in cash were later found at a property in Lindsay Creek
- Police also found 170 cannabis plants and two illegal gel blaster toy guns
A man and teenager have been reportedly caught with more than $ 800,000 in illegal drugs during a routine traffic check near the NSW-Queensland border.
Police stopped the 21-year-old man and the 16-year-old boy from Rathdowney after re-entering Queensland on Tuesday morning.
Agents found about 4.5 kilograms of cannabis in two pillowcases in the backseat of a Toyota Hilux, Queensland police said on Wednesday.
The man and a teenager were charged with drug possession and drug trafficking.
Police have seized $ 800,000 in illegal drugs from a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy
Police wave the ute off to perform routine traffic control at the NSW-QLD border
The man was also fined $ 1,334 for violating COVID-19 quarantine regulations.
The NSW police later raided a property in Lindsay Creek, where they confiscated another five pounds of cannabis and over $ 10,000 in cash.
They also found a hydroponic setup with 170 cannabis plants and two gel blaster toy guns, which are illegal in NSW.
The man was denied bail and briefly appeared in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The boy appears in the Beenleigh Children’s Court on May 11.
Nearly 10 kg of cannabis was found along with 170 cannabis plants and both parties involved have been charged with drug possession and human trafficking