Highlands News

Southern Tablelands - multi-million dollar cannabis crop

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Three men have been charged after a search warrant uncovered nearly $5 million worth of cannabis plants in the Southern Tablelands area.

About 9.20am Friday  officers attached to The Hume Police District executed a search warrant at a property on Jerrara Road, Marulan.

Two men, aged 21 and 32, were arrested on arrival, before a third man, aged 27, allegedly attempted to evade police.

He was arrested after a short pursuit through nearby bushland.

Officers searched three poly tunnels and a home on the property, seizing 2,443 cannabis plants, with an estimated potential street value of $4.8 million.

The three men were taken to Goulburn Police Station and charged with cultivate prohibited plant (large commercial quantity – cannabis) and found on/entering/leaving drug premises.

All three men were refused bail to face Wollongong Local Court today.

Photo for illustrative purpose only. Source: NSW Police