ABC Australia reports ….

Police will allege an interstate truck driver in South Australia was planning to use his status as an essential worker to transport more than a million dollars’ worth of drugs around the country.

Detectives raided an address in Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, on Tuesday, allegedly seizing 160 kilograms of cannabis, 500 grams of cocaine and $20,000 cash.

Officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch and the Australian Federal Police arrested a 52-year-old Mount Compass man at the scene.

They arrested a 43-year-old man at another address in Urrbrae.

Officers then searched a property at Evanston Park in Adelaide’s north, where they arrested a 37-year-old man and allegedly seized another $25,000 in cash.

All three men appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.