$1.5 million cannabis seizure, NSW

A Crime Stoppers tip off has led to police seizing cannabis with an estimated potential street value of more than $1 million in Sydney’s north-west, NSW Police say.

It was one two hydroponic cannabis houses uncovered by Rosehill Local Area Command during raids today.

Officers from the Rosehill Proactive Crime Team assisted by the South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad executed a search warrant at the first house, at Kissing Point Road, Dundas, about 8.30am yesterday. The raid was a direct result of a tip-off to Crime Stoppers.

Every room inside the three-bedroom house had been used to cultivate hydroponic cannabis with the plants recently harvested. About 125kg of cannabis was located underneath the house with an estimated potential street value of more than $1 million.

Officers executed the second search warrant at Coffey Street, Ermington, at midday with 109 cannabis plants found growing the house’s four bedrooms. They included 77 mature plants which had grown to more than a metre high.

The estimated potential street value of the drugs seized from the second house is $450,000.

Police believe both premises were used solely for the cultivation of hydroponic cannabis. No-one was located at either of the homes, but police are continuing to investigate.

They are also encouraging any person with information about the cultivation or supply of cannabis to report it confidentially to Crime Stoppers.

/Public Release.