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”.
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.