Cobargo driver busted with 11kg of cannabis, highway patrol police report

A Cobargo man has been arrested and charged after being allegedly found with more than 11kg of cannabis in his vehicle.

Bega Highway Patrol officers were conducting mobile speed enforcement on the Princes Hwy near Quaama on May 28 when they clocked a white Toyota travelling at an alleged 110kmh.

Police turned to speak to the driver who then sped off. Police attempted to catch up and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit allegedly reached speeds of up to 160kmh in a 50 zone. It then continued on to a dirt road where it was terminated as Highway Patrol officers lost sight due to dust.

However, the dirt road had one entry and exit so police apprehended the driver further along the dirt road, with Highway Patrol assisted by Narooma Police at the other end.

The late 30s male from Cobargo was arrested. Upon searching his vehicle, more than 11.3kg of cannabis was allegedly found packed in kegs, along with a quantity of money and a knife. The driver was charged with numerous offences.

“If only he was obeying the speed limit,” Highway Patrol officers wrote in a Facebook post about the arrest.