240 cannabis plants seized from ‘drug factory’ in NSW

POLICE have seized more than 200 mature marijuana plants during a raid on a building which had allegedly been turned into a cannabis factory in Wollongong, NSW.

Officers executed a search warrant at the premises on the Princes Highway at Unanderra around 11.30am on Wednesday.

Once inside, police say they located an elaborate hydroponic set up containing over 240 mature cannabis plants.


Police say the plants have an estimated potential street value of over $720,000.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Police are examining several lines of inquiry into the matter and are urging anyone with information to contact Wollongong Detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can be given anonymously.