Police say they’ve seized almost $58 million worth of cannabis plants from a property in Ellangowan, south of Casino.
The bust is reportedly the result of an investigation by the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad with the help of local police.
Officers on Tuesday carried out a crime scene warrant, which included the presence of police helicopters, and say they found nineteen large greenhouses.
They say they’ve seized and will destroy 16,500 cannabis plants from the Ellangowan property, with an estimated street value of almost $58 million dollars.
Police have reporteredly spent Tuesday and Wednesday dismantling the greenhouses and taking other items of interest for forensic examination.
Investigations are ongoing but police were yet to make any arrests as of Friday morning.