Traffic stop leads to cannabis find at Helensbugh: court

by admin on July 13th, 2018

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A convicted Sydney drug trafficker caught with 2kgs of cannabis in his car at Helensburgh at the weekend was only busted after concerned motorists contacted police about his state of driving, a court has heard.
Nanjing Night Net

Police received multiple calls from the public about a Mitsubishi Outlander driving erratically along the M1 just before 10 o’clock on Saturday evening.

Investigating officers caught sight of the vehicle, being driven by Duc Quang Nguyen,about 15 minutes later and watchedon whileNguyen swerved in and out of his lane multiple times over the space of several kilometres.

They activated their warning lights and sirens indicating for Nguyen to pull over near Helensburgh, prompting Nguyen to bring the car to a halt in the middle of one of the northbound lanes.

Officers had to help him move the vehicle onto the shoulder of the motorway, court documents said.

Officers claim he smelt strongly of cannabis, prompting them to search the car.

It is alleged they found four 500-gram bags of cannabis hidden inside a blue cooler bag in the boot.

Nguyen allegedly told police he’d hired the car from Strathfield and was on his way home to Darlington afterseeing a friend in Wollongong that evening.

Officers also found $900 in cash in his wallet.

It was confiscated as suspected proceeds of crime.

Nguyen was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he allegedly told police while he was being charged“it’s only a few bags ofmarijuana …I’ve been to jail before”.

He was apparentlyreferring to hisrecently completed 12-year prison sentence ondrug importation charges.

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