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Police find underground cannabis bunker in Cairns

Police have uncovered an underground bunker containing a cannabis crop in a quiet street in Cairns.

It was a tip-off from Crime Stoppers that led police to the scene that wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Officers searching a shed on the property at Mooroombool found a tool box that, when opened, revealed a false bottom hiding three steps that led down to an underground cavern.

The toolbox was not all it appeared. (Queensland Police)

Three steps led down to the underground bunker. (Queensland Police)

The hand-dug hideaway, appeared to be held up only by acrow props, contained a hydroponic cannabis lab with seven plants.

A 46-year-old man is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court next week on three charges.

The hand-dug hideaway contained seven cannabis plants. (Queensland Police) Origianlly published here: https://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/14/18/50/queensland-crime-cannibas-bunker-cairns

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