Cops find cannabis crop growing inside Sydney home

A man has been arrested and charged after more than 70 cannabis plants were allegedly found growing in a house at Yagoona, in Sydney’s south-west.

Detectives from Strike Force Zambesi executed a search warrant at a home on Colechin Street on Tuesday morning.

During a search of the home, officers allegedly located over 70 cannabis plants, as well as a sophisticated cannabis cultivation set-up.


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All items were seized for forensic examination.

A 48-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with a number of drugs offences including cultivate prohibited drug and use/consume/waste electricity without authorisation.

He was refused bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court today.

Strike Force Zambesi, comprising officers from South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squads, Wetherill Park and Bass Hill, was established to target the hydroponic cultivation of cannabis in the region.