The seizure of more than 13,300 cannabis plants on the NSW Mid North Coast is one of the largest ever seen by police.
- 13,353 cannabis plants have been seized from three properties on the NSW Mid North Coast
- Police said the land for the grow houses was likely acquired from struggling farmers
- All 14 people arrested in connection with the grow houses are Vietnamese nationals
Police searched three properties near Taree, at Minimbah, Melinga and Moorland, late last week, finding 13,353 cannabis plants.
Fourteen Vietnamese nationals have been charged.
NSW Police said the plants had an estimated potential street value of more than $40 million.
Drug and Firearms Squad Commander Detective Superintendent John Watson said the seizure was one of the country’s largest.
“The biggest difference is that in 1975 outdoor crops were seasonal, so criminal groups were restricted to one crop a year, whereas…
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