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Man had boy and 20kg of ice in ute: police

By AAP Newswire

A man travelling with an eight-year-old boy in regional NSW is behind bars after allegedly being busted with 20 kilograms of ice worth more than $10 million in his ute.

The 38-year-old man from South Australia was stopped at Balranald in the NSW Riverina on Monday evening with officers allegedly finding 15kg of methylamphetamine in the back of his ute.

A further 5kg of the drug was found in bags inside the vehicle, NSW Police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The man's been charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of drugs and possessing prohibited drugs. He was due to face Wentworth Local Court on Tuesday.

The young boy is being cared for by a government agency.