Australia: Qld police say they have seized $11 million of cannabis

After intercepting a utility vehicle in Queensland’s south in December, police investigations have led to a cannabis seizure valued at more than $11 million.

Investigations began when Queensland police stopped a vehicle on the Warrego Highway near Toowoomba on December 7, where they found a large cardboard box containing 20 bags of cannabis.

A search of the vehicle uncovered another 78 bags of the drug with an estimated street value of $264,000.

The driver, a 37-year-old NSW man, was arrested, but further investigations led police to a storage facility in Toowooomba, where five boxes containing approximately 59 kilograms of cannabis were found.

Detectives then executed another search warrant on a Willow Springs, Clifton property, locating 3015 cannabis plants worth an estimated 10.5 million dollars.

Police say the acreage property had an extensive green house and drying shed with sophisticated lighting, irrigation and ventilation systems.

The 37-year–old man has appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court charged with a range of drug offences.

He has been remanded in custody and will face the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on February 14.

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