Victoria Police arrested a man after discovering over 50,000 cigarettes, a knife and capsicum spray in his car

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
A man has been arrested with over 50,000 cigarettes in his car.
A man has been arrested with over 50,000 cigarettes in his car. Credit: Whereis.

Victoria police have charged a man after allegedly locating tens of thousands of cigarettes, weapons and cash in his car in a fast food restaurant carpark yesterday.

Officers responded to reports of a Toyota Prado allegedly driving erratically and then spotted the vehicle in the carpark of a fast-food restaurant on Dimboola Road, Horsham at about 4.35pm.

Police searched the vehicle under the drugs, poisons, controlled substances act and allegedly located: 54,880 cigarettes; a large quantity of loose-leaf tobacco in vacuum sealed bricks; a knife; a cannister of capsicum spray and a large quantity of cash.

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A 28-year-old South Australian man has been charged with possessing tobacco products with intention of defrauding revenue, possess prohibited and controlled weapons and knowingly deal proceeds of crime.

He was bailed to appear before Horsham Magistrates’ Court on 29 July.

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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