FOUR people have been charged over a sophisticated $6.5 million Cannabis operation in Queensland.
It’s alleged two women and two men were involved in the organised production and trafficking of over 1.1 tonnes of cannabis between Melbourne and Brisbane from 2016 to 2018.
The group were arrested following a six-month operation involving investigators from the Drug and Serious Crime Group, State Crime Command.
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During investigations, police allege they located three homes in Narangba, Calamvale and Sunnybank that had been modified to become sophisticated facilities for the hydroponic growth and cultivation of cannabis.
Cannabis with an estimated weight of nearly 150 kilograms was seized, as well as mobile phones, electronic tablets, cash and equipment such as chemicals, scales and packaging items.
A 58-year-old Melbourne woman was taken into custody at Brisbane Airport on Sunday night and charged with one count each of trafficking a commercial quantity of a controlled drug, cultivating controlled plants, cultivating marketable quantity of controlled plants, two counts of possessing controlled drugs and three counts of possessing plant material for the cultivation of controlled plants or equipment.
A 49-year-old woman, a foreign national and a 53-year-old Beenleigh man, were arrested at an alleged active ‘grow house’ at Sunnybank and charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of controlled drugs, possessing plant material for the cultivation of controlled plants or equipment and possessing property suspected of having been used in connection with the commission of a drug offence.
A fourth person, a 38-year-old man and also a foreign national, was arrested at Brisbane Airport on August 16. He has been charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of controlled drugs, possession of a dangerous drug and possessing property suspected of having been used in connection with the commission of a drug offence.