Several police officers have helped discover a stash of cannabis behind a false wall, as Queensland police conduct a crackdown on cannabis.
Queensland police completed a three-day operation last week, carrying out search warrants on properties in Gordonvale and Edmonton. Police seized a total of 54 cannabis plants as well as an undisclosed amount of dried cannabis. Officers also discovered an elaborate hydroponics setup hidden in a bunker located behind a false wall in a garage.
Twelve people were taken into custody as a result of the raids.
A 46-year-old man was charged with producing and possessing dangerous drugs and other drug offences in connection with the Gordonvale property. He is expected in Cairns Magistrates Court on December 16th.
Eleven other people were issued with a Notice to Appear on 32 charges including charges of producing and supplying dangerous drugs and equipment. Police will continue their investigations.
Police published a video of the bunker raid on Facebook, which (as usual) was met with criticism from the public. One commenter noted:
All the plants fully grown in this video would barely produce more than a couple of pounds. The whole police operation would have cost more than the street value of the weed.
Police have appealed to the public for information.