Police seize smokes in tobacco road haul

ALLEGEDLY stolen tobacco leaf and cigarettes with a value of $50,000 have been found in a car stopped by police in southern New South Wales.

Police pulled over the Holden Commodore Holden Commodore on the Hume Highway about 45km north of Goulburn just after 6pm (AEDT) yesterday.

Inside were 23kg of compressed tobacco leaf, 70,000 cigarettes, and almost $8000 in Australian and US currency, police say.

The tobacco leaf and cigarettes are estimated to be worth $50,000.

Three Sydney people have been charged.

A 27-year-old Wiley Park man, charged with dealing with suspected proceeds of crime, has been refused bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court today.

A 46-year-old Birrong man, charged with dealing with suspected proceeds of crime and having suspected stolen goods, was granted conditional bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court on April 20.

A 26-year-old Wiley Park woman, charged with dealing with suspected proceeds of crime, was granted conditional bail to appear at the same court also on April 20.

source: www.heraldsun.com.au

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