A MAJOR drug stash valued at tens of thousands of dollars has been found after police pulled over a car on the Hume Freeway near Glenrowan.
The men in the car have been accused of transporting several bags of cannabis to a location somewhere in rural NSW.
Wangaratta’s Sgt Mick Savage said the car was pulled over on Saturday at 12.45am.
“Police intercepted a vehicle at Glenrowan just near the BP, heading north,” Sgt Savage said.
“As a result of that intercept the vehicle was searched and 7 kilograms of cannabis was located in the boot. It was all in bags.”
Sgt Savage said the estimated street value of the drugs was $40,000.
“As well as with that we found a small amount of ice, or methamphetamine, and ecstasy and a couple of thousand dollars in cash,” he said.
Police allege the drugs were collected in Melbourne and destined to be off-loaded in NSW.
“They were obviously intercepted en route,” Sgt Savage said.
Police said investigations were continuing and they could not reveal where the men in the car were allegedly taking the drugs.
Two men from regional NSW were arrested and charged over the haul.
“One was 30 and the other is 27,” Sgt Savage said.
“They’ve both been remanded in custody to Wangaratta Magistrate’s Court.”
The pair are set to front court this morning, charged with trafficking cannabis, possessing cannabis and possessing methamphetamine.
Meanwhile, three people have been charged with drug-related and traffic offences at Benalla, on Saturday.
Police said two men and a woman were travelling from Melbourne to Benalla when their car was stopped about 6am.
A Melbourne man, 23, was charged with possessing and using a drug of dependence and a range of traffic matters.
He was remanded in custody to appear in the Shepparton Magistrate’s Court today.
The other two people in the car were charged with similar offences.
They were bailed to appear in court at a later date.