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Police find $280,000 worth of cocaine in motorized hidden compartments of repossessed car in Canberra

A repossessed car in Canberra’s north has been found to have $280,000 worth of cocaine inside a series of sophisticated hidden compartments.

Police are calling for information about the grey Toyota Rav4, which was repossessed in May from a public car park near the corner of Archibald Street and Mouat Street in Lyneham.

The street value of the cocaine located was approximately $280,000.

The street value of the cocaine located was approximately $280,000.

It was left in a holding yard for months before mechanics found a hidden compartment in the boot, containing a shopping bag of cocaine and boric acid, a known cutting agent.

The street value of the cocaine located was approximately $280,000.

Police were then notified and searched the vehicle, discovering two motorised hidden compartments.

The hidden compartments were sophisticated and professionally installed, which ACT Policing said was indicative of organised crime.

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According to police a forensic examination of the car has produced several leads. Investigations are ongoing.

ACT Policing would like to speak to anyone with information about the car that may assist in identifying who was using it before it was repossessed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website, and quote reference number 7531470.

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