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Underground drug lab discovered after fire burns down house

Kremnos 5-8-2014 Coffs Clarence Police have uncovered a covert enhanced hydroponics style cannabis crop located in a buried shiping container whilst inspecting dwellings damaged by the recent bushfire at Kremnos, 20km south of Grafton. The home was completely destroyed by fire. The propery owner is currently assisting police with enquiries and investigators are expected to make a statement regarding the value of the find and circumstances surrounding matter later in the day. Photo Frank Redward
Kremnos 5-8-2014 Coffs Clarence Police have uncovered a covert enhanced hydroponics style cannabis crop located in a buried shiping container whilst inspecting dwellings damaged by the recent bushfire at Kremnos, 20km south of Grafton. The home was completely destroyed by fire. The propery owner is currently assisting police with enquiries and investigators are expected to make a statement regarding the value of the find and circumstances surrounding matter later in the day. Photo Frank Redward Frank Redward

A COMPLEX hydroponic cannabis operation buried in an underground shipping container has been uncovered by police inspecting houses damaged by fire at Kremnos.

Police first inspected the property on McGills Rd yesterday afternoon and, during in a search warrant conducted this morning, located and siezed 118 mature cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $590, 000.

Further investigations uncovered 1.127kg of dried cannabis with a potential street value of more than $28, 000.

The house on the property was destroyed by fire.

Topics:  cannabis drugs



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