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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized in Dunlop

Hundreds of cannabis plants have been seized by ACT Policing following a search warrant at a grow house in Dunlop this morning, Thursday 1 April. 

About 10am today, police executed the warrant and discovered six rooms had been converted to growing hydroponically cultivated cannabis.

Due to unsafe electrical diversions, the exact numbers of plants being grown were not available at this time.

ACT Policing Officer in Charge – Major Crime, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman, said the size of the seizure was significant and showed sophisticated drug-growing operations were still present in Canberra.

“Whenever large-scale growing operation like this are found, criminal operations running them for profit are never far away, that’s why it is important for police to get these drugs off our streets,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“I remind the community that large-scale cannabis growing operations like this are still illegal, and to report suspicious activity to police.

“Among the signs which may indicate the presence of cannabis growing system are blocked-off windows with extremely well-lit indoors at all hours, ventilation fittings on the roof, or hoses and pipes being used for water and ventilation purposes.”

ACT Policing will continue to target and disrupt the illicit production, distribution and trafficking of drugs in the ACT.

Anyone with any information about the manufacture, distribution or supply of illicit drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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