Girrawheen couple charged for growing cannabis, having counterfeit cash

A VIETNAMESE man and woman from Girrawheen were last week charged for allegedly growing hydroponic cannabis and peddling counterfeit cash while in Australia illegally.

Proceeds of Crime detectives arrested the 36-year-old woman and 41-year-old man outside a Morley home on Tuesday, June 13.

Police investigated their immigration status and found they were unlawful non-citizens.

Officers searched the pair’s vehicle, alleging they were possessing more than $9000 cash and three counterfeit notes.

They later searched a Girrawheen property, seizing $3000 cash and more counterfeit notes.

Further investigation uncovered an alleged connection to cannabis production.

“It will be alleged documentation at the residence established a link to a residence in Dianella that was subject to a WA Police search warrant in March 2017,” a police spokesman said.

“The Dianella residence had been converted to support the hydroponic growing of cannabis.”

Police charged the pair with cultivating a prohibited plant with intent to sell or supply and possessing unlawfully obtained property.

The man was also charged with knowingly possessing counterfeit money, while the woman was charged with property laundering.

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