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Huge drug bust in Sydney, millions of dollars worth of cannabis seized

By Jay Jackson, China News.Net
01 Mar 2019, 13:37 GMT+10

SYDNEY, Australia - Well over $3 million worth of cannabis has been seized in a number of raids across Sydney.

Strike Force Grassy was established in 2011 by detectives from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad to investigate the indoor cultivation of cannabis across the Sydney Central Metropolitan Region.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed 12 search warrants on Thursday, at homes in the Sydney suburbs of Hurstville, Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Campsie, Penshurst, Wentworthville, Homebush, Chester Hill, Canley Vale, and Old Guildford.

Investigators located and seized $72,000 in cash, 1,109 cannabis plants, and 10kg of cannabis leaves from the properties.

The seized prohibited drugs have an estimated potential street value of around $3,378,000.

Officers arrested a 43-year-old Chester Hill man and a 33-year-old Canley Vale woman at separate homes, and they were taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The man was charged with five counts of cultivate prohibited plant, supply prohibited drug, deal with proceeds of crime, and participate in a criminal group.

The woman was charged with three counts of cultivate prohibited plant, deal with proceeds of crime, and participate in a criminal group.

The pair were refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Friday.

To date, Strike Force Grassy have seized 15,528 cannabis plants, which have an estimated potential street value of $47.8 million.

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