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56kg of cannabis seized following vehicle stop near Moree

Media Release

Police have seized 56kg of cannabis following a vehicle stop in the state’s western region.

About 2am today (Saturday 28 November 2015), police attached to Barwon Local Area Command stopped a silver Toyota on the Newell Highway, Boggabilla, for the purpose of a random breath test.

Police subsequently searched the vehicle, allegedly locating 56kg of cannabis.

Two men, aged 30 and 37, were arrested and taken Moree Police Station.medicinal-cannabis

The 30-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug – commercial quantity, deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime and possess prohibited drug.

The 37-year-old man was also charged with supply prohibited drug – commercial quantity, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime and possess prohibited drug.

Both men were refused bail and will appear in Moree Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 29 November 2015.

The estimated street value of 56kg of cannabis is in excess of $1 million.