Two charged after 180 cannabis plants seized

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Two men have been charged after 180 cannabis plants were seized by officers attached to Strike Force Zambesi in Bargo, NSW yesterday morning.

Strike Force Zambesi, comprising officers from South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squads, Wetherill Park and Bass Hill, was established in April 2011 to target the hydroponic cultivation of cannabis in the region.


In conjunction with Camden Local Area Command detectives, about 8.50am Friday, Strike Force Zambesi officers executed a search warrant at a home on Biara Street, Bargo.

It will be alleged police located over 180 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of over $630,000; and a cannabis cultivation set-up.

All items have been seized for forensic examination.

Two men, aged 24, were arrested at the scene and taken to Narellan Police Station, where they were each charged with a number of offences including cultivate cannabis indictable/commercial quantity.

Both were refused bail, and are due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court this weekend.