Police seize drugs and cash at Glenugie
ALMOST $300,000 in cash, and a cache of drugs were seized after traffic and highway patrol officers stopped and searched a car near Grafton at the weekend.
Officers attached to the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on the Pacific Hwy at Glenugie, 15km south of Grafton, when they detected a car travelling south, allegedly at high speed.
Police will allege they recorded the Toyota Camry being driven at 158kmh in what is a 100kmh zone.
The vehicle was stopped and police spoke with the driver, a 29-year-old man from Hong Kong.
The driver was issued with a traffic infringement notice for speeding.
A vehicle search was then conducted during which police will allege they found $290,000 in cash and methyl amphetamine with an estimated potential street value of $218,000.
The driver and his passenger, a 27-year-old man also from Hong Kong, were arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station.
Both men were charged with supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug, and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.
They were refused bail and will appear in Grafton Local Court on Monday.