Ice seized at Tabbimoble after vehicle stop

A MAN has been charged following the alleged discovery of a bag of 'Ice' in his vehicle on the Pacific Hwy at Tabbimoble.

Police allege they stopped a rental van shortly after 2.30pm on Monday after they detected the vehicle travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Officers stopped and spoke with the 21-year-old driver before searching his vehicle where they allegedly located more than 500 grams of methylamphetamine commonly known as 'Ice', with an estimated potential street value of $500,000.

The driver was arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station where he assisted detectives.

He was then charged with supply a prohibited drug - commercial quantity.

He was refused bail and will appear in Grafton Local Court today.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Commander of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said that those engaged in transporting contraband on our roads have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

"Traffic & Highway Patrol officers across NSW are continuing to identify drugs, guns, significant amounts of cash, stolen property, and other contraband on our roads," Asst Comm Hartley said.

"While our main focus is road safety, intercepts such as this present significant opportunities to attack the transportation of drugs on our highways.

"Not only is this a significant arrest, this is also a case where our officers have potentially minimised the risk of those involved in drug use being adversely affected.

"This intercept is testimony to the dedication and tenacity of Traffic & Highway Patrol Officers across NSW, and Criminal Investigators that prosecute these matters, all for the benefit of proactively attacking the distribution of drugs across NSW, and Australia."



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