Police seize $90,000, drugs and bullets in traffic stop
A SYDNEY man stopped for a speeding offence on the Pacific Hwy near Coffs Harbour was left to explain to police why he was allegedly in possession of a large sum of cash, illegal drugs and several rounds of ammunition.
The 34-year-old from Lurnea, in Sydney's south-west, is due to appear in the Coffs Harbour Local Court today after being refused bail by police overnight.
Police allege the man was stopped in a Holden Commodore near Bonville Station Rd on Monday at 2.15pm after a passing highway patrol vehicle clocked the station wagon travelling at 129kmh in a 100kmh zone.
It's alleged traffic checks revealed the driver carried a suspended licence.
Additional police vehicles were called to the scene, including a police detection dog.
It's alleged a quantity of methylamphetamine 'ice' was found secreted inside the vehicle along with $90,600 in Australian bank notes and 42 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The car was seized and taken to the Coffs Harbour Police Station for forensic examination.
The driver was charged with possession of a prohibited drug, speeding, driving while disqualified, and dealing with proceeds of crime and possession of ammunition.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said the arrest was excellent work by the highway patrol officer.
"Our highway patrol officers are CATCH trained to help them detect and prosecute criminal activity on our roads," Commissioner Smith said.
"We will continue to target those people who continue to transport contraband across the state."