POLICE have seized 270kg of kava - valued at $368,000 - bound for sale in the Top End.
Officers from Katherine and Mataranka stations joined forces on Sunday, after a tip-off that a commercial quantity of drugs was being transported in the area.
They intercepted two men 8km from Mataranka, and officers later discovered the kava packed in 13 separate bags.
The two men, aged 44 and 46, were arrested and later charged with possessing and supply of a commercial quantity of kava.
Both men were remanded to appear in the Katherine Court at a later date.
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