Cannabis bust in church worth $ 25 million | Queensland Country Life


Police found more than 10,000 cannabis plants worth about $ 25 million on a rural property in Lockyer Valley.

Detectives from the Cannabis and Guns Team, with assistance from MOCS Rural and Gatton District Police, executed a search warrant at a rural property in Churchable, north of Gatton on the 14th. October.

There, they located more than 10,100 growing and mature cannabis plants in several structures, including hydroponic systems.

The estimated total market value of the drugs seized is $ 25 million.

Four men, 48, 42 and two 37, were each charged with one count of excessive production of dangerous drugs and one count of possession of property used in the commission of a crime.

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Senior Detective Sergeant Tony Parsons said the crop operation was one of the largest ever intercepted by the drug squad.

“It shows how far organized crime is willing to go to make a lot of money. Which will often be used to fund other criminal activity,” said Master Detective Sgt Parsons.

“As long as these criminal groups have no regard for the harm they present to the public, the drug squad will always have a higher and more determined level of response and are dedicated to crushing criminal activity.”

The bust was part of an ongoing operation targeting the production, distribution and trafficking of cannabis in the Darling Downs area.

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