19 March 2021

Police seize and destroy $7.5 million worth of cannabis near Goulburn

| Michael Weaver
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Cannabis plants being burnt

Some of the 3,513 cannabis plants being destroyed by police near Goulburn. Photo: NSW Police.

NSW Police have charged three men after cannabis valued at $7.5 million was seized near Goulburn yesterday (18 March).

The three men, aged 26, 27 and 35, were arrested at a property on Junction Point Road, Crooked Corner, about 80 km north-west of Goulburn after police from the Hume Police District received information relating to the cultivation of cannabis at the property.

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A search warrant was executed on 18 March and investigators located three large-scale outdoor greenhouses being used for cannabis cultivation.

Police seized 3,513 cannabis plants and more than 100 kg of dried cannabis leaf, with a combined estimated street value of $7.5 million.

The property where the cannabis plants were being grown

The property where the cannabis plants were being grown. Photo: NSW Police.

The cannabis was then destroyed by police.

The men were taken to Goulburn Police Station and charged with cultivating a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant and supply of a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

All three men were refused bail to appear before Goulburn Local Court today (19 March).

Some of the mature cannabis seized by police

Some of the mature cannabis seized by police. Photo: NSW Police.

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Chris Mcgrath8:34 pm 20 Mar 21

To Darren’s comment below…
There is a lot more to it than just wasting resources and $$$, but you are on the right road. Legalising Cannabis COMPLETELY is necessary for many reasons from health and medicines to a better society overall.
This bust and the STUPIDITY of Police (NSWP and the AFP) and the Governments of NSW and the Federal Government has undoubtedly pushed people to seek getting high from other sources including “heroin and other deadly substances” and society is the ultimate loser and that IS CRIMINALLY WRONG and INSANE!
End Prohibition of it NOW!

Darren Chalki Rourke8:05 am 20 Mar 21

See we would not have these problems wasting all those resources and tax payer $$..All they need to do is legallies Mother Nature’s Natural Medicine…..

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