A large amount of cash as well as prohibited drugs were allegedly seized after a random breath-test stop in Goulburn on April 14.
Police said at about 8:55pm on Saturday, April 14 2019, officers attached to the Southern Traffic Group and The Hume Police District were conducting stationary RBT duties on Hume Street, Goulburn.
At this time two males were travelling in a Victorian registered Nissan X-Trail SUV when they were directed into the RBT site. The driver was subjected to a breath test which returned a negative result to alcohol. He was then subjected to a drug test which returned a positive result. During this time police had a conversation with both occupants of the vehicle and it was ascertained the vehicle was a hire car. Following further enquiries police searched the occupants and vehicle.
A search of the passenger allegedly located 13 grams of cannabis, which police will allege was secreted down his pants. A search of the vehicle was conducted, which located a large sum of cash in the centre console.
Both the 27-year-old driver, and the 26-year-old passenger, from Victoria, were arrested and conveyed to Goulburn Police Station where they were entered into custody and each participated in an electronically recorded interview with police.
The cash was counted and totalled $110,000 in Australian currency. It was seized by police.
The driver was charged with goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained in relation to the cash seized. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court on May 22. An oral fluid sample obtained from the driver was sent for final analysis.
The passenger was charged with possess prohibited drug and will appear in Goulburn Local Court on May 29.