Information was received at Crime Stoppers in relation to a warehouse in Mascot being involved in the cultivation of cannabis. Police commenced an investigation which included surveillance. As a result of the Crime Stoppers information, and further information gleaned by local police, a search warrant was applied for and granted. The interior of the warehouse was completely covered in black plastic which took up the majority of the floor space. This structure housed a sophisticated hydroponic growth setup. There were 653 cannabis plants in total. Police estimate total value to be over $2,3 million. Two persons were arrested and charged. The matter was finalised at court and they were sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment.
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