Police Blitz Pacific Highway

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Police say 19 people have been charged with various offences after a blitz on the Pacific Highway at Ballina over the last two nights.

Highway Patrol and Target Action Group officers were joined by members of the Dog Squad and RTA heavy-vehicle inspectors.

Seven people were charged with possession of illegal drugs, five with drink driving and seven with other traffic offences.

Police say they also seized more than 36-thousand dollars in suspect cash during the search of a hire car.

More than 300 grams of cannabis and 29 grams of white powder which is yet to be identified were also confiscated.

Tags: police, drug-offences, traffic-offences, ballina-2478

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