28 February 2020

Cocaine highway haul leads to arrest near Yass

| Michael Weaver
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Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command have arrested a man near Yass with a commercial quantity of cocaine. Photo: File.

NSW Police have arrested a man on the Hume Highway near Yass after they allegedly found a commercial quantity of cocaine in his vehicle.

Shortly after 4:00 pm yesterday (27 February), a grey-coloured Toyota Hilux utility with South Australian registration plates was allegedly detected travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit at Bookham near Yass.

The ute was stopped by officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and the driver allegedly tested positive to a roadside drug test.

Officers from the Hume Police District attended and searched the vehicle where cannabis, cash and two bags of cocaine were located and seized.

The street value of the drugs is estimated to exceed $300,000.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Yass Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), possess prohibited drug and traffic offences.

He was refused bail and is due to appear before Goulburn Local Court today.

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Anne A Gallagher12:28 pm 02 Apr 20

He obviously didn’t they book ’em at Bookham!!!

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