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Million dollar Higgins grow house man to face court today

A 40-year-old man connected with a grow house at a $1.1m Higgins residence is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today, Friday 17 July, on a charge of cultivating a trafficable quantity of cannabis.

The man handed himself in at City Police Station earlier today.

On Wednesday, ACT Policing was granted a restraining order over a $1.1m Higgins residence where 31 cannabis plants and a firearm were seized.

Police executed a search warrant at the property last Friday 10 July and officers uncovered a sophisticated hydroponic operation across multiple rooms.

A single barrel shotgun was discovered and seized.

The man is expected to face court today. The charges include – cultivating a trafficable quantity of cannabis, interfere with a public utility service endangering life and possess and use an unregistered firearm.

Anyone who may have any information regarding business or residential addresses being used for any type of criminal activity in the ACT are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

Police seek witnesses to Higgins arson

Also in Higgins, ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is calling on public assistance regarding an on-going criminal investigation, suspected to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) related.

At 10.17pm on Sunday 12 July, police received a report of a boat on fire in Ashburner Street, Higgins ACT. 

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has CCTV or dash-cam footage from the vicinity between 10-11pm on Sunday.

Anyone with information can contact ACT Policing on 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6574221. Information can be provided anonymously.

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