A public tip-off has led to three people charged with large-scale cross-border drug supply into Albury.
Husband and wife pair Edward Allan Tindle, 65, and Anecita Empasis, 36, were arrested at Albury Police Station on Tuesday following a three-month investigation.
Police allege the pair had travelled through the Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia to buy large amounts of marijuana.
The aim, police allege, was to distribute it in the Albury area.
Police say the cannabis had come from South Australia and was hidden in panels inside the tray and that the pair dealt in the proceeds of crime worth $1 million.
Tindle was charged with two counts of commercial cannabis supply, drug possession, dealing in the proceeds of crime and directing the activities of a criminal group.
Empasis has been charged with a single count of commercial drug supply, dealing in the proceeds of crime, and participating in a criminal group.
Michael Lansdown, 52, was arrested at a home in Albury last week.
He faces similar charges.
Empasis faced Albury Local Court on Wednesday and was granted bail.
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Tindle was refused bail on Wednesday and Lansdown was previously remanded in custody.
Albury Detective Chief Inspector Mick Stoltenberg said more arrests were expected.
"Their intentions were to supply the drugs into the Albury area," he alleged.
"I can't say at this time that they were successful in doing that."
The modified utility was seized from a Melbourne holding yard late last month.
The investigation continues.
Detective Chief Inspector Stoltenberg said the case showed that police acted on information from the public.
"This is a great example of how police work well with the community," he said.
"It's anticipated that there will be further arrests to take place and enquiries are continuing into that."
The trio will return to court on November 3.