Cigarettes and tobacco seized near Broken Hill

April 29, 2024 7:19 am in by

Police have seized cigarettes worth almost $130,000 during a vehicle stop near Broken Hill.

Officers attached Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Barrier Highway about 10:00am on Friday, April 26th 2024, when they stopped the driver of a van for a random breath test.

Police will allege in court the van was laden with 14,400 cigarettes and 4.2kg of tobacco, which has a combined estimated value of almost $130,000.

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The driver, a 54-year-old South Australian man, was arrested and taken to Broken Hill Police Station, later charged with two counts of goods in custody suspected of being unlawfully obtained.

He was issued a future court attendance notice to appear before Broken Hill Local Court in July.