A man will re-appear at court today charged with commercial drug supply after Strike Force Raptor located more than 350g of cocaine during a vehicle stop in the Southern Tablelands at the weekend.
Investigators from Strike Force Raptor were travelling along the Hume Highway near Marulan about 6pm on Saturday (27 April 2019), when they noticed a Volkswagen Golf driving erratically.
The Golf was stopped just north of the heavy vehicle weighing station, and the male driver was subjected to roadside alcohol and drug test, both of which returned a negative reading.
Following further inquiries, Strike Force Raptor, assisted by officers from The Hume Police District, conducted a search of the vehicle and located 354g of cocaine secreted in a hidden compartment.
The cocaine has an estimated potential street value of more than $130,000.
The driver – a 32-year-old Homebush man – was arrested, taken to Goulburn Police Station, and charged with supply prohibited drug – commercial quantity.
He was refused bail and appear at Goulburn Local Court yesterday (Sunday 28 April 2019), where he was formally refused bail to re-appear at Queanbeyan Local Court later today (Monday 29 April 2019).
Inquiries are continuing.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.
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