Anonymous tip leads to police discovering 4,300-plus cannabis plants worth $12.6 million

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A tip regarding possible cannabis grow operation in southwest Sydney paid off big when officers for the Camden Police Area Command of the New South Wales Police (NSWP) discovered a giant cannabis grow-op spread over 16 greenhouses. Officers executed a search warrant on the Bargo property at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, notes a statement from the NSWP . A police guard was posted at the scene and conducted surveillance overnight, before returning officers seized the plants. Police find secret grow-op with more than 1,000 plants hidden in industrial unit OPP tooting its horn over raids of illegal weed production networks to the tune of $143 million RCMP destroys large grow-op with 100,000-plus cannabis plants in rural B.C. In all, 4,324 marijuana plants ranging from seedlings to mature plants were confiscated from 16 large greenhouses and worksite offices, as well as two shotguns. The plants have a street value of AU$13 million ($12.6 million). There was no one at the property when police arrived and inquiries are continuing to identify those responsible, the police report. The raid did not go over so well with many in the Twitterverse. “A P.R tip… Don’t post stuff that’ll make the majority of Australians think you’re a joke,” noted one responder . “If it were legalized, that $13m worth of stock could be produced by honest, tax paying businesspeople instead of organized criminals. As it is, we’re wasting atrocious amounts of money investigating, prosecuting and incarcerating people over a drug which is no worse than alcohol,” added another. “Much like California and countless other places, this should be legalized for honest people. So much money is being wasted investigating this and more,” wrote yet another commenter . NSW is no stranger to weeds seizures that are quirky or big, although these are more…

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