Police raids uncover crops houses

Police have seized a total of 255 alleged cannabis plants at properties in Narre Warren over a two-day period.

Investigators swooped on a Pendula Court property on Thursday 4 June where 98 plants were seized and another electrical bypass was discovered after officers from the Southern Division 3 Divisional Response Unit executed a warrant, police say.

“No person was home at the time and the investigation remains ongoing,” Senior Constable Alistair Parsons of Victoria Police said.

Police also executed a drugs warrant in The Esplanade on Friday 5 June.

“On this occasion another 157 plants were seized and another electrical bypass located,” Sen Const Parsons said.

“No one was present at the address and the investigation remains ongoing.”

Meanwhile, police have charged a 46-year-old Vietnamese national with an expired visa after he attempted to flee from a Bollen Way business in KooWeeRup after officers executed a drugs warrant at the premises.

“A total of 166 plants were seized and an electrical bypass was discovered at the address,” Sen Const Parsons said.

The man was charged with cultivate, traffic and possess a commercial quantity of cannabis and theft of electricity; and was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 25 August.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000


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