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Another drug bust

  • Another drug bust

Deniliquin police unearth $60,000 cannabis stashed in ute

Deniliquin police have unearthed their second large-scale drug bust in as many weeks.

This time, officers have uncovered almost six kilograms of cannabis in 12 bags, while conducting a roadside breath test at an unknown location in the Deniliquin Local Area Command.

Police pulled the ute over yesterday at 4.30pm.

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The driver, a 58-year-old man, had an expired South Australian license.

While police were making further checks, they became suspicious and searched the ute, finding the cannabis which has an approximate street value of $60,000.

The man was arrested, charged and refused bail.

He was to appear at Deniliquin Local Court for a bail hearing today.

Police have deliberately withheld the location of the bust, as they continue to investigate the transportation of drugs throughout the command.

Last week, police found 30 kilograms of cannabis with a street value of $325,000, during a roadside stop. Again a South Australian man was charged.

Earlier this year, police found 35 kilograms of cannabis hidden in pots during an RBT in Hay