Police lay charges after $21.8 million worth of cannabis seized at Oxley

Six people will front court today charged after more than 10,000 cannabis plants – with an estimated potential street value of $21.8 million – were seized from a remote property in the state’s northwest.

In September 2022, officers from Oxley Police District established Strike Force Lyretrail to investigate the cultivation of cannabis on a remote property near Narrabri.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators, with assistance from Western Region Enforcement Squad, executed a search warrant at a home in Killarney Gap Road, Rock Creek, about 3am yesterday (Thursday 24 November 2022).

Investigators located 10,928 cannabis plants and further cannabis seeds, which were seized. The plants have an estimated potential street value of $21.8 million.

Five men – aged 28, 33, 35, 45 and 56 – and a 41-year-old woman were arrested at the property and taken to Narrabri Police Station.

All six were charged with knowingly take part in cultivating large comm quantity of cannabis and refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court today (Friday 25 November 2022).

Inquiries continue

Anyone with information about the cultivation and manufacture of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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