Police find 125 cannabis plants and hydroponic set-up

TWO Vietnamese nationals, accused of diverting neighbourhood electricity to power three major drug operations worth almost $5million, have been arrested in northern NSW.

A 23-year-old student and 30-year-old with an expired visa were taken into custody at a home on the Pacific Hwy near Asquith on Tuesday.

Inside the home, detectives from Operation Tassie allegedly found 125 cannabis plants and a large hydroponic set-up.

A further 244 plants were allegedly discovered at a home at nearby Gordon while 414 were allegedly found at a Peakhurst warehouse.

Police will allege plants had a street value of about $4.8 million.

Both men were charged with enhanced cultivation of a large commercial quantity of cannabis and related drug offences.



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