Two women have been charged after police seized hundreds of cannabis plants during search warrants in western Sydney yesterday.
Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Grassy detectives executed six search warrants at homes in Lidcombe, Yagoona, Beverly Hills, South Wentworthville and two at Marayong, alleged to have been housing hydroponic cannabis setups.
Police located and seized a total of 365 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of more than $1.3 million, alongside a large sum of cash, dried cannabis and mobile phones.
A 49-year-old woman was arrested at the Yagoona home while a 51-year-old woman was arrested on Stacey Street at Punchbowl a short time later.
Both women were taken to Bankstown Police Station where they were each charged with cultivating large commercial quantities of prohibited plants, cultivating commercial quantities of commercial plants and supplying a commercial quantity of cannabis.
They were refused bail and appeared in Bankstown Local Court this afternoon.
Strike Force Grassy comprises officers from the Redfern Region Enforcement Squad and was established to investigate the ongoing cultivation and distribution of cannabis across Sydney.