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NSW: Police find cannabis worth $450k during random breath test

Thu Jul 2 06:20:10 EST 2009

A random breath test on the driver of a van in Sydney's west has allegedly led police to discover cannabis plants and leaf worth close to half a million dollars.

Police stopped the vehicle late last night at Fairfield .. and noticing a strong smell .. searched the van and allegedly found a large number of bags containing cannabis leaf and 46 cannabis plants.

Police believe the cannabis has an estimated street value of 450-thousand dollars.

The 31-year-old driver of the van and 25-year-old passenger were arrested at the scene and taken to Fairfield police station .. where both were charged with drug offences.

Both are to appear at Central Local Court today.