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Australia Drug crop one of South Australia's biggest

09:41  30 december  2020
09:41  30 december  2020 Source:   aap.com.au

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A glasshouse cannabis crop growing in Adelaide' s north is shaping up to be one of the largest discovered in South Australia . Five men and three women have been charged with cultivating and trafficking a large commercial quantity of the drug . Detective Chief Inspector Darren Fielke said the crop was expected to involve at least 10,000 plants which would be worth millions of dollars on the street. That would dwarf a crop found in a similar part of Adelaide earlier this year which involved about 7000 plants, and likely make it one of the largest seized in SA.

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A glasshouse cannabis crop growing in Adelaide's north is shaping up to be one of the largest discovered in South Australia.

a close up of a green plant: Police have busted one of South Australia's biggest cannabis crops of some 10,000 plants. © Darren England/AAP PHOTOS Police have busted one of South Australia's biggest cannabis crops of some 10,000 plants.

Five men and three women have been charged with cultivating and trafficking a large commercial quantity of the drug.

They were all refused police bail on Wednesday to face court, with at least one suspected to be an illegal immigrant.

Police on Tuesday conducted a search of a Buckland Park property after a public tip-off.

Officers found cannabis plants of varying sizes growing hydroponically as well as a large amount of dried cannabis.

Eight arrested after police find cannabis crop north of Adelaide

  Eight arrested after police find cannabis crop north of Adelaide Eight people are arrested and serious crime detectives are brought in after police find a large-scale drug crop north of Adelaide.SA Police (SAPOL) Northern District detectives arrived to search a property on Nemesis Court at Buckland Park just before 8:00am.

South Australia ' s top police officer says he had little option other than to sack a constable who gave Police charge two men with drug offences after a search of an industrial property in Adelaide's south led to the seizure of cash, a pill Cannabis crop one of the biggest uncovered in SA, police say.

Australia ' s two most populous states are battling COVID-19 outbreaks after Victoria's 61-day streak without a local infection came to an end. 3 hours ago. Australian Associated Press. A cannabis crop found in Adelaide's north is likely to be one of the largest grown in South Australia , police say. 5 hours ago.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren Fielke said the crop was expected to involve at least 10,000 plants which would be worth millions of dollars on the street.

That would dwarf a crop found in a similar part of Adelaide earlier this year which involved about 7000 plants, and likely make it one of the largest seized in SA.

Inspector Fielke said the investigation was ongoing and more properties could be searched.

Detectives had not ruled out links to organised crime or to the earlier crop at nearby Virginia.

"It's very brazen. We're surrounded by glasshouses here," he said.

"Hiding in plain sight is a way people are able to facilitate their criminal enterprise."

Those arrested as they tried to run from the property were five men aged 28 to 52 and three women aged 49 to 66.

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