Almost $2 million worth of illegal cannabis ‘weeded out’ in major drug bust

Almost $2 million worth of illegal cannabis ‘weeded out’ in major drug bust

Almost $2 million worth of cannabis has been discovered in a drug bust at a grow house in a western Sydney suburb.

NSW Police kicked in the door of the Campsie property on Canterbury Road to find 483 plants of varying sizes.

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Officers seized the plants, which will now be destroyed.

Police are continuing to hunt for the grower.

Police kicked down the door of the home to find almost $2 million worth of cannabis plants. Credit: Campsie Police
More than 400 plants were found hidden inside the suburban property. Credit: Campsie Police

Campsie Police warned residents to be alert for the signs of a hydro house, including:

  • Increased security measures (roller shutters, fences, vicious dogs in the yard)
  • Increased use of electricity or water
  • Illegal connection to electrical supply
  • Condensation on windows
  • Continual running of generators and lights
  • Disposal of large amounts of garbage
  • Large quantities of chemicals and fertilisers around the premises
  • Locks or other methods in place to prevent access to the electricity meter box
  • Discarded plastic containers and strong odours (fertilisers, liquid and bagged growing cultures).

The maximum penalty for possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis – more than 250 plants or 50 enhanced indoor plants – brings a maximum penalty of $385,000 and/or 15 years behind bars.

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