Three people have been charged following a major drug bust near Mataranka on Wednesday.
Police were conducting car checks along the Stuart Highway near Mataranka when sniffer dogs responded to one vehicle.
Upon further investigation, another vehicle was found around 25km away which was also searched.
A total of 47.21kg of cannabis was allegedly found dispersed between two plywood boxes in the two cars.
Police also searched a house in Palmerston and allegedly found a range of drug paraphernalia.
Two men, aged 34 and 42, plus one woman, aged 45, were arrested and charged with possession and supply offences.
They have all been remanded to appear in the Katherine Local Court on Friday.
Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Lawson said the seizure prevented a large amount of cannabis from getting into remote communities.
"we will continue to target groups such as this who profit from the devastating effects that substance abuse have on our community," he said.
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