Coffs police smoke out tobacco shipment and arrest two men
INVESTIGATORS have charged two men after a large quantity of tobacco was seized in a van at Coffs Harbour in the early hours of Saturday.
About 12.45am, police from Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command were patrolling the Pacific Highway south of Coffs Harbour.
The officers stopped and spoke to two men in a transit van parked at a service station.
Police searched the van and will allege that they seized over 275 kilograms of tobacco.
Two men were arrested and taken to Coffs Police Station.
Both men, a 27 and 32-year-old, were charged with not have tobacco bale label attached/comply with conditions, possess tobacco and move tobacco leaf without permission.
They were given conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday, December 8.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 in confidence.