17 June 2024

Over 50 kg of cannabis leaf allegedly discovered in Riverina road stop

| Chris Roe
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50 kg of cannabis leaf has been seized by Riverina police during a traffic stop. Photo: Supplied.

A man has been charged after a large quantity of cannabis leaf was seized during a road stop in the state’s south.

At around 8 am on Saturday (15 June), Riverina Traffic and Highway were patrolling the Sturt Highway at Euroley, approximately 33 km northeast of Narrandera, when they pulled over the driver of a light rigid pantech for a random breath test.

During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly seized five boxes containing 106 cryovac bags containing approximately 500 grams of cannabis leaf each – weighing close to 55kg in total.

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The 28-year-old male driver was arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station.

He was charged with supplying a prohibited drug – commercial quantity and possessing a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

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