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Man arrested near Byron Bay with ‘$1 million in cannabis’

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Police found 145 bags of cannabis with an estimated potential street value of $1 million.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after an estimated $1 million worth of cannabis was found concealed in his truck.

An estimated $1 million worth of cannabis displayed here on a police car.

Police stopped a vehicle on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow, near Byron Bay on the NSW north coast this morning where the male driver was submitted to a roadside drug test.

The man, from Marrickville in Sydney's inner west, was arrested after his test allegedly returned a positive indication, NSW Police said.

His truck was then searched, revealing 145 bags of cannabis with an estimated potential street value of $1 million. Methylamphetamine was also found.

The driver has been charged with supply a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, two counts of drug possession (one being a commercial quantity) and driving under the influence of a prohibited drug.

He has been refused bail to appear before Byron Bay Local Court today.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-arrested-near-byron-bay-one-million-dollars-cannabis/fd6e5444-88f4-44c1-bea2-740e5025ab5c

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