Drug bust in Pinelands sees 56kg of marijuana seized from suitcases

by | Jul 6, 2021 | Cops | 0 comments

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested and charged after NT Police found four suitcases filled with cannabis weighing 56kg in a car in Palmerston.

Police said in a statement that the vehicle the woman was in was pulled over on the Stuart Highway in Pinelands around 11:15am this morning, after leaving an unidentified hotel.

“The vehicle was subject to a search, locating four suitcases containing a combined total of 56kg of cannabis,” police media manager Rob Cross said in the statement.

Police did not say why the vehicle was pulled over.

The woman was arrested at the scene and later charged with one count of supplying a schedule 2 substance – commercial quantity and one could of possessing a schedule 2 substance – commercial quantity.

She was scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court today.

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