Police seize nearly $1 million worth of cannabis plants
POLICE have charged two men and seized cannabis plants with a potential street value of almost $940,000 during a raid at St Andrews.
The joint operation involved officers from Macquarie Fields Detectives assisted by South West Metropolitan Region's Strike Force Zambesi.
About 6.45pm on Thursday (20 June 2013) police stopped a white Toyota Camry sedan outside a home on Tummul Place at St Andrews.
After a search of the vehicle, two men were arrested and taken to Macquarie Fields Police Station.
A crime scene was established at the Tummul Place address.
About 8am yesterday (Friday 21 June 2013), a search warrant was executed at the home
A number of cannabis plants were found in the house, with an estimated potential street value of $937, 000. Police will allege the plants were being hydroponically cultivated.
A 28-year-old man was later charged with found on/entering/leaving drug premises - first offence. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on 15 July 2013.
A 36-year-old man was charged with cultivate prohibited plant, commercial quantity. He has been refused bail and will appear before Campbelltown Local Court on 14 August, 2013.
Strike Force Zambesi comprises officers from the South West Metropolitan's Region Enforcement Squad and works in collaboration with Local Area Commands.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.