French nationals found with $50,000 of cannabis in Queenstown

Police said a member of the public noticed a strong smell coming from a vehicle.
Police said a member of the public noticed a strong smell coming from a vehicle. Photo credit: Supplied

Two French nationals are facing charges after being found with $50,000 worth of cannabis in their car in Queenstown.

Police said a member of the public tipped them off after noticing a strong smell from a vehicle.

A subsequent search revealed 2.4 kilograms of cannabis packaged into one ounce bags.

A 27-year-old and 23-year-old are due in court on Monday, police said.

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