Five arrested after cops uncover six hydro houses in NSW

Five men have been arrested and six hydro houses uncovered and dismantled following an investigation into cannabis cultivation in Sydney’s south-west.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Drug Squad established Strike Force Palamara to investigate cannabis cultivation and hydroponic cannabis houses, and dismantle the organised criminal syndicates behind them.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad and South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, executed eight search warrants yesterday.


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At six of the search warrants – which were executed at Narellan, Spring Farm, Elderslie, Mt Annan, Gregory Hills, and Oran Park – detectives located elaborate hydroponic cannabis set-ups.

Two men, aged 25 and 30, were arrested at the Oran Park home and a 39-year-old man was arrested at the Mt Annan Property. All three were taken to Narellan Police Station.

At the other two search warrants in Cabramatta and Cabramatta West, detectives arrested two 33-year-old men. They were taken to Cabramatta Police Station.

Investigations are ongoing and charges are yet to be laid.