Three separate raids in Sydney yesterday and today have culminated in the seizure of $1.5 million worth of cannabis, firearms and ammunition.
In May this year, officers from North West Region Enforcement Squad commenced an investigation into the suspected cultivation of cannabis at various properties across Sydney.
Shortly before midday, police raided a property on Old Hawkesbury Road at McGraths Hill.
Inside the house, police allegedly located 265 cannabis plants growing in a hydroponics set-up.
About 6.30pm, investigators searched a house on Greens Road at Lower Portland. They seized five firearms and ammunition.
Investigators then raided a terrace house on Darlinghurst Road at Darlinghurst, where in six rooms over six levels they found 491 cannabis plants growing hydroponically.
Police arrested a 51-year-old man at McGraths Hill yesterday who they will allege has links to all properties.
He was taken to Windsor Police Station and charged with large commercial cultivation of cannabis, using electricity without authority and driving whilst disqualified.
The man will appear at Parramatta Local Court later today.
Saturday, 19 Jun 2010
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