Police seize $480,000 in cannabis bust

A woman has been charged after police allegedly located 73 kilograms of cannabis following a vehicle stop in the states north.

About 3.30pm Wednesday 27 January 2021, police from Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol Command and detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have stopped a Pantech truck travelling on the Pacific Motorway, McLeods Shoot, near Byron Bay.

Officers searched the vehicle, locating a significant amount of cannabis.

A man and woman, both aged 24, were arrested at the scene and were taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

The woman was charged with supply commercial quantity-cannabis.

The crop has an estimated potential street value of $480,000.

The woman appeared before Ballina Local Court on Thursday 28 January 2021, where she was formally refused bail and will reappear on Thursday 4 February 2021.

Inquires continue.