27 April 2020

Police uncover big cannabis grow house

| Ian Bushnell
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Grow house

Mature plants in the grow house in Kaleen. Photos: ACT Policing.

Police have uncovered a large-scale commercial cannabis grow house in Kaleen after a tip-off from the public.

ACT Policing said that police raided the house on Saturday after obtaining a search warrant when they received information from members of the community.

General duties officers from the Belconnen station discovered a garage and two rooms of the house set up to grow a commercial quantity of cannabis.

Semi-mature plants

Semi-mature plants found in the house.

More than 200 plants in various growing stages and a significant amount of equipment were seized at the property. The approximate weight of the plants was estimated to be between 35 and 40 kilograms.

Police said no one has been charged yet in relation to the cannabis but enquiries were continuing and charges were expected to be laid at a later date.

Anyone with information about illegal drug cultivation or supply is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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