More than 50,000 cigarettes seized and man charged in Horsham

Horsham Police have charged a man after allegedly locating tens of thousands of cigarettes, weapons and cash in Horsham yesterday.

Officers responded to reports of a Toyota Prado allegedly driving erratically, spotting the vehicle in the carpark of a fast-food restaurant on Dimboola Road about 4.35pm.

Police searched the vehicle under the drugs, poisons, controlled substances act and allegedly located;

– 54,880 cigarettes

– a large quantity of loose-leaf tobacco in vacuum sealed bricks

– a knife

– a cannister of capsicum spray

– a large quantity of cash

A 28-year-old South Australian man has been charged with possessing tobacco products with intention of defrauding revenue, possess prohibited and controlled weapons and knowingly deal proceeds of crime.

He was bailed to appear before Horsham Magistrates’ Court on 29 July.

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