Police dismantle commercial-scale cannabis operation outside of Gingin

One of the cannabis greenhouses raided by police in Red Gully. Picture: WA Police.

MORE than 7500 cannabis plants spread across 14 commercial scale greenhouses have been uncovered by Organised Crime Squad detectives north of Gingin.

The detectives made the discovery ata property in Red Gully as part of Taskforce Silverdrift.

Nobody was at the property when the police sting took place.

 

A WA Police spokesperson said the detectives, forensics officers and others from specialist areas spent the weekend processing and dismantling the “significant” operation.

The seized cannabis was all destroyed.

Taskforce Silverdrift was established in 2017 after WA Police noticed an increase in cannabis grow houses in WA.

In the 2017/18 financial year, the taskforce has achieved the following:

  • Executed 113 search warrants at properties solely used to cultivate cannabis,
  • Charged 58 people with 167 offences, including drug trafficking,
  • Seized 12,442 cannabis plants, 542.46kg of cannabis and about $600,000 cash, and
  • Froze cash and assets worth almost $8.5 million.

Anyone with information about the Red Gully property should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.