More than $2 million worth of cannabis seized, man charged at Seven Hills

A man will face court today charged after more than $2 million worth of cannabis was seized from two homes in Sydney’s west yesterday.

In May this year, officers attached to Penrith Regional Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Cansa to investigate the cultivation and supply of cannabis across Sydney’s north-west.

During their inquiries police uncovered two neighbouring homes on Third Avenue, Seven Hills, which allegedly contained hydroponic set-ups.

Following extensive inquiries, officers executed search warrants at both properties yesterday (Wednesday 30 June 2021), seizing 561 cannabis plants with an estimated potential street value of more than $2,000,000.

A 39-year-old man was arrested by police as he exited one of the properties and taken to Blacktown Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of cultivate prohibited plant greater than large commercial qty-cannabis, and two counts of use/consume/waste electricity without authority.

He was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Thursday 1 July 2021).

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