Cops find $2 million drug stash
JUST how much dried cannabis can an alleged drug trafficker fit into a family station wagon?
Well, if the latest drug bust by Coffs Harbour police is anything to go by, the answer could be in the vicinity of 94kg.
That’s how much pot was found stashed inside a Commodore wagon which was pulled over during a routine traffic stop on the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.
The cargo of cannabis was encased in an undisclosed number of vacuum-sealed bricks secreted throughout the vehicle.
Police say the massive drug haul carries an estimated street value of $1.88 million.
The drug seizure is said to tip the scales as one of the largest uncovered in a roadside vehicle search by Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command officers.
A Queensland man was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged.
Allan John Mitchell, 56, of Eagle Heights in the Gold Coast hinterland, appeared in the Coffs Harbour Local Court today charged with supply of a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.
He was refused bail.
The case has been adjourned to September 13.