Two men have been charged in NSW after police seized cannabis worth $7.6 million during a raid south of Sydney.
A sophisticated cannabis plantation equipped with greenhouses, a drying room and sleeping quarters was uncovered yesterday by officers at the rural property on the outskirts of the Illawarra.
During the raid on the Calderwood property south of Wollongong, police seized more than 2400 plants and 1300 seedlings with a total street value of $7.6 million.
Police images from the raid show the plants set up in six large greenhouses and a shed.
Police say the height of the cannabis plants indicate they had been there for a long period. (NSW Police)
“It’s certainly a large quantity and possibly one the largest we’ve ever seen in the Illawarra”, said Acting Inspector David Williamson from NSW Police.
Police began an investigation into the property earlier this month after a tip off from a member of the public.
Two Vietnamese nationals – 49-year-old Kim Seong Tang and 52-year-old Dennis Lup Sang Chu – were arrested at the property during yesterday’s raid which included officers from the Bomb Disposal Unit.