Media release

Charges - Cannabis Seizure - Katherine

Police

Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged a man for the alleged possession and supply of a commercial quantity of cannabis near Katherine yesterday.

The 41-year-old was driving a Toyota Hilux on the Stuart Highway when he was stopped by detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Squad.

A search of the vehicle uncovered 47.14 kilograms of cannabis hidden beneath a false floor of the vehicle.

Detectives also located various items indicative of drug supply.

The man was later charged with:

  • Supply schedule 2 substance - commercial quantity
  • Possess schedule 2 substance - commercial quantity

He was remanded to appear before Darwin Local Court today.

Detective Superintendent Kerry Hoskins said, “This yet another significant drug seizure resulting from the dedicated work done by members of the Drug and Organised Crime section.

There are indications that a significant proportion of the drug seizure was destined for remote communities. We know the harm that can be caused from drugs and alcohol, drugs particularly in remote communities, and it is fortunate that we have been successful on this occasion in preventing these drugs from getting out into the community.”

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