Haul of weed allegedly bound for remote community seized by police in drug bust

by | Jun 11, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

Two people have been busted in Alawa with more than 400 grams of cannabis allegedly bound for a remote community, NT Police say.

NT Police pulled over a vehicle on Lakeside Drive on Monday, finding seven people inside wearing no seat belts.  

A police officer observed the smell of cannabis while talking to the passengers and a search was conducted. 

Cash found in the Alawa drug bust

One of the passengers was later found to have cannabis in his possession and a further search of the vehicle revealed 14 large clip seal bags of cannabis weighing 403 grams, $4,810 cash, and additional clip seal bags.

The 36-year-old male driver and a 24-year-old female passenger were both arrested for multiple drug offences.

They have been charged with the possession of schedule two dangerous drug – traffickable quantity, supplying a schedule two dangerous drug – less than commercial quantity to an indigenous community and receiving or possessing property in commission of an offence.

The driver was also charged with traffic offences while the other five passengers were not apprehended. It was not revealed which community the drugs were allegedly bound for.

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