- Detectives from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group Drug Team have located a large quantity of cannabis plants this afternoon (July 10).
About 12.40pm, police executed of a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on a residence in Vickers Crescent, Flynn. A search of the house revealed an elaborate hydroponic set-up in two rooms.
Police have seized approximately 40 mature cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $400,000.
AFP Forensic Services officers are en route to the address to conduct a scientific examination of the house. Inquiries are being made to locate the offender.
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Investigations are continuing as to whether today’s seizure is linked to the weekend discovery of a hydroponic set-up at Page.
Police are appealing for any person who may have information about suspected drug activity to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the general public in locating missing Hughes man Henk Van Wezel (pictured).
The 47-year-old is a resident at the National Brain Injury Foundation. He left the Foundation around 10pm yesterday (July 9) and has not been seen since however, some of his personal effects were located at the Hughes shops today around 1.45pm and handed in at Woden Police Station.
While police do not have immediate concerns for Mr Van Wezel’s welfare, he has a condition which requires medication. If he does not receive his medication within 48 hours his behaviour may become erratic. He may also approach people at random.
Mr Van Wezel has a speech impediment and walks with an uneven gait. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 192cm (6’3”) tall, with blue eyes, short blonde/grey hair, a fair complexion and a muscular build.
Mr Van Wezel is an active walker and has a good knowledge of Canberra but may not be able to orientate himself sufficiently to return to his place of residence. Police have searched around those areas where he is known to be seen, including the Hughes shops. Specialist Response and Security teams are currently searching the Federal Golf Course, which is another location he is known to frequent.
Police are appealing for any members of the public who may see Mr Van Wezel or are approached by him to contact Police Operations immediately on 131 444.
If you can help police contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website: www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.