ARRESTED: A 27-year-old man from Laidley has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug after police seized over 250kg worth of marijuana from his car last night on the Warrego Highway.
ARRESTED: A 27-year-old man from Laidley has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug after police seized over 250kg worth of marijuana from his car last night on the Warrego Highway. Contributed

$1M marijuana seized on Warrego Hwy

A ROUTINE traffic patrol led police to uncover more than $1.5 million worth of marijuana from a vehicle in Minden last night.

A 27-year-old Laidley man will appear in the Ipswich Magistrate's Court today after he was charged with one count of possessing dangerous drugs Schedule 2 quantity exceeding Schedule 3.

A Hyundai iLoad was reportedly travelling on the Warrego Highway around 7pm when officers from Ipswich Tactical Crime Squad intercepted the vehicle.

Police discovered the vehicle was harbouring more than 250kg worth of marijuana, with an estimated street value of more than $1.5 million.

 

The marijuana is estimated to have a street value of over $1.5M.
A man has appeared in the Ipswich Magistrate's Court today. Contributed

Ipswich TCS Senior Sergeant Glenn Fleming said members of the public were asked to continue to support their fight against illegal drugs by providing by providing any information about any suspicious or illegal activity.

"The intercept was an outstanding result for not just the Ipswich and Minden areas, but no doubt the South East of Queensland as well, removing such a vast quantity of illegal drug from circulation," Senior Sergeant Fleming said.

Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 131 444.

 

 

The marijuana is estimated to have a street value of over $1.5M.
The marijuana is estimated to have a street value of over $1.5M. Contributed