17 Apr 2020

Man arrested after about 5kg of cannabis found in vehicle

3:00 pm on 17 April 2020

Police have arrested a man after about 5kg of cannabis was found when he was pulled over on an expressway yesterday.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police said the driver, who was travelling on the expressway on the outskirts of Cambridge, was pulled over about 5.15pm yesterday.

They said they noticed a strong smell of cannabis when speaking to the him.

After a search of the vehicle, police said they found 111 bagged ounces of cannabis and another 1.8kg of cannabis heads - about 5kg in total.

A 33-year-old man is set to appear in the Hamilton District Court on drug-related charges.