Australia: Police allegedly uncover huge cannabis haul in Melbourne factory, two arrested

It might look like any other building on an industrial street in Melbourne’s suburbs, but this red brick factory held a major secret.

On Friday morning following a community tip off, Victorian police swooped in on a commercial property on Wannan Street in Highett, where they found a “sophisticated” hydroponic set up.

From there, they seized 1,200 cannabis plants, worth around $3 million, which weighed “almost a tonne”.

On Friday morning, following a community tip off, Victorian police swooped in on a commercial property on Wannan Street in Highett, where they found a “sophisticated” hydroponic set up.
On Friday morning, following a community tip off, Victorian police swooped in on a commercial property on Wannan Street in Highett, where they found a “sophisticated” hydroponic set up. Credit: Supplied
Police allege there was a $3 million grow house inside a Melbourne factory. 9NEWS
Police allege there was a $3 million grow house inside a Melbourne factory. 9NEWS Credit: Channel 9

Two men, a 57-year-old and a 35-year-old of no fixed address, were arrested at the factory and taken into the Caulfield Police Station for questioning.

They were both subsequently charged with cultivating a large commercial quantity of cannabis and remanded to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Source: https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/police-allegedly-uncover-huge-cannabis-haul-in-melbourne-factory-two-arrested-c-9046693