No bail for Minden $1.5 million drug bust accused
AN Ipswich man accused of having a $1.5 million marijuana haul in a work van remains in jail after he did not apply for bail.
The 27-year-old man was charged with one serious drug offence after police intercepted and searched his Hyundai van on the Warrego Highway near Minden on Monday night.
Cuong Van Phan from Redbank Plains was charged with possession of dangerous drugs Schedule 2, quantity exceeding Schedule 3 at 7.30pm on March 11.
Phan remained in the watch-house when his matter had a brief mention in Ipswich Magistrates Court.
With no bail application made the matter was adjourned to April 3.
No details were given in court.
But following his arrest police said at the time that Ipswich Tactical Crime Squad officers were carrying out routine patrols when they intercepted a Hyundai iLoad van on the highway at 7pm.
Police allege more than 250kg of marijuana was found inside.
"The intercept was an outstanding result for not just the Ipswich and Minden areas, but no doubt the south east of Queensland as well, removing such a vast quantity of illegal drug from circulation," said Senior Sergeant Glenn Fleming following the discovery.