Drugs seized, man charged after vehicle stop - Casula
Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:36:41 PM
**Editor’s note: An image of the drugs seized have been placed on the NSWPF Facebook page**
A man has been charged after drugs were located during a vehicle stop in Sydney’s south west.
About 11.50am (Thursday 13 April 2017), police from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a Toyota Corolla travelling at 119km/h in a 100km/h zone on the M5 at Casula.
The driver was unable to produce a driver’s licence and allegedly provided false details to police.
The man was arrested and during a search of his bag, police allegedly located an amount of MDMA.
He was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, exceed speed over 10km/h, drive while suspended, and driver state false name or home address.
He is expected to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Friday 5 May 2017.
The NSW Police CATCH program trains officers in the detection and inception of illicit drugs being transported on our roads.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the state's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said the arrest was proof that CATCH training continues to rid ICE and other drugs off our roads.
"Those that use our highways to commit crime can expect this sort of a response from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers by way of intercept, search and arrest, and local detectives in subsequent investigation and prosecution."
"Since the inception of the CATCH program, over $110 million dollars worth of drugs, guns, cash, stolen goods, and other contraband has been taken off our roads,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said