Police arrest man in connection to indoor cannabis plantations worth over $3 million

Police have arrested a man allegedly connected to three indoor cannabis plantations estimated to be worth $3,300,000.

In June 2019, police received information that cannabis was allegedly being cultivated at a property at Denham Court.

Following a surveillance operation, officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command executed a search warrant at the premises on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Police located a significant indoor cannabis plantation.

A vehicle which police had observed attending the location was registered to a property in Yagoona.

On Wednesday 3 July 2019, police located the vehicle at the address and during a subsequent search of the car, allegedly located equipment consistent to that found at the indoor plantation.

On Friday 5 July 2019, police returned to the premises at Yagoona and placed a 37-year-old man under arrest.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station where his fingerprints were obtained.

The fingerprints were allegedly found to match those taken from an indoor cannabis plantation at Botany in 2013 and another indoor cannabis plantation located at Leumeah in 2015.

The man was charged with three counts of cultivate prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday 6 July 2019)

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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