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Woman detected with cannabis chocs by police at Coffs rave

A drug detection canine sniffs for drugs during Operation Borasca on Friday Creek Road west of Coffs Harbour.
A drug detection canine sniffs for drugs during Operation Borasca on Friday Creek Road west of Coffs Harbour. Rob Wright

A WOMAN allegedly detected carrying chocolates laced with cannabis was among those detained by police in a major drug operation carried out west of Coffs Harbour on Saturday.

Operation Borasca was delivered as a surprise but has been planned for some time after intelligence revealed tickets were being sold to the rave party over the internet.

It's believed at least 1000 people had purchased tickets with organisers expecting to reap at least $50,000.

Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Darren Jameson, said the operation began at 1pm on Friday Creek Road after a morning briefing and two arrests were made almost immediately.

"Officers were set up with a breath testing station and drug detection dogs," he said.

"They quickly detected two 19-year-old males who it will be alleged were found carrying a large amount of drugs they intended to supply.

"Police have also seized many other small quantities of drugs.

"We've also seized some chocolate laced with cannabis that was brought into the site by a mother of children.

"What is quite concerning is the level and amount of drugs detected and all of them of the hardcore or most illicit variety."

Among items seized were more than 100 deals of LSD soaked in sugar cubes.

A group of foreign backpackers when questioned said they had no illicit substances in their possession but when their vehicle was searched, police allegedly discovered drugs hidden in a teapot.

More than 1000 tests were carried out in the first four hours of the operation and police are expected to remain at the scene for most of the night.

Investigations are continuing.

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