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Police Discover Illegal Substance As Part Of Border Checks

A man will face court after police discovered a prohibited drug in a car while carrying out border operations.

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About 10.20pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020, police were conducting border checks on Thule Street, Barham, as part of Operation Border Closure when they stopped a Toyota Echo, driven by a 47-year-old man.

While carrying out permit checks, the officers observed a woman in the front passenger seat allegedly under the influence of drugs.

The woman was treated by ambulance paramedics before being taken to Cohuna Hospital.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located and seized drug-related items including a jar containing a clear liquid believed to be Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB).

The driver was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for possessing a prohibited drug.

He will appear at Moama Local Court on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

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