A big bag of Colombia’s finest was allegedly thrown under a nearby vehicle during a traffic stop that landed a man and woman in cells.
A big bag of Colombia’s finest was allegedly thrown under a nearby vehicle during a traffic stop that landed a man and woman in cells.

Big bag of cocaine ‘thrown’ under car

A BIG bag of cocaine was allegedly thrown under a nearby vehicle during a traffic stop that landed a Cairns man and woman in cells.

Far North Tactical Crime Squad officers arrested and charged a 37-year-old Edge Hill man and a 33-year-old Holloways Beach woman after finding an alleged significant quantity of drugs early this morning.

Far North Tactical Crime Squad officers have arrested and charged a 37-year-old Edge Hill man and a 33-year-old Holloways Beach woman after locating an alleged significant quantity of drugs. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
Far North Tactical Crime Squad officers have arrested and charged a 37-year-old Edge Hill man and a 33-year-old Holloways Beach woman after locating an alleged significant quantity of drugs. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

Officers intercepted a vehicle on Greenslopes St at Edge Hill at around 1.15am before detaining the occupants and conducting a search of the vehicle.

"It will be alleged the Edge Hill man initially provided a false name before exiting the vehicle and throwing a plastic clip-sealed bag underneath a nearby vehicle," police said in a statement.

Officers recovered the bag which allegedly contained a large quantity of cocaine.

The man was arrested and charged with one count each of possessing a dangerous drug and contravening a requirement.

He was scheduled to appear at Cairns Magistrates Court this morning.

It was further alleged a small clip-sealed bag containing methylamphetamine was also located during the search.

The Holloways Beach woman was charged with one count of possessing a dangerous drug and is expected to appear at Cairns Magistrates court on July 22.

Originally published as Big bag of cocaine 'thrown' under car



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