CIGARETTES worth more than half a million dollars have been seized and two men charged after a routine police truck stop in Victoria's north.
Officers pulled over a light truck north-bound on the Hume Freeway at Seymour, about 100km north of Melbourne, about 11.30am (AEDT) yesterday.
After speaking with the driver, a search of the truck revealed three pallets of cigarettes valued at around $580,000, police said.
Two NSW men, aged 28 and 35, have been charged with two counts each of possessing proceeds of crime and one count each of handling stolen goods.
Both were bailed and will appear at Seymour Magistrates Court on March 21.
Police say they'll work with customs officials to further investigate the circumstances surrounding the find.