Northern Territory Police have arrested two men after they allegedly attempted to smuggle 445 grams of cannabis and $5,468 in cash into a remote community near Katherine on Sunday.
Police received reports of a suspicious vehicle arriving into the community at 4pm. When they approached the vehicle, the driver allegedly threw a white plastic bag out of the car window containing cannabis.
A search of the vehicle uncovered a large package hidden in the engine bay near the battery containing a further two bags of cannabis.
Police located four additional bags containing cannabis and two pencil cases containing money after they searched nearby scrub.
The men, aged 28 and 42, were charged with possessing a traffickable quantity of cannabis and supplying a traffickable quantity.
The pair allegedly admitted to intentionally entering into a biosecurity designated area, but it doesn’t appear they are facing any consequences for that infraction.
They are due to appear in Katherine Local Court on July 6.
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.