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Driver charged after $7m of meth seized in Yatala intercept

Police have charged a man with drug offences and seized 10kg of methylamphetamine with a street value of over $7 million, following a truck intercept at Yatala yesterday afternoon.

The seizure and arrest was the result of an investigation by multi-agency Taskforce Sentry, involving officers from the Drug and Serious Crime Group, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Department of Home Affairs.

During the course of the investigation, police became aware of information identifying a truck travelling from interstate into Queensland that may have been carrying drugs.

At approximately 4pm yesterday, investigators intercepted the truck and driver near Yatala.

A search of the vehicle located approximately 10kg of methylamphetamine concealed in a pot plant and two money counting machines.

A 23-year-old Coomera man, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested and charged with one count each of possession of dangerous drug (exceed quantity), possession of items for use in the commission of a crime, possession of items used in the commission of a crime and contravene requirement.

He has been remanded in custody and was expected to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

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