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Major cannabis seizure, Buaraba

Five men have been charged after police uncovered a sophisticated $18 million cannabis plantation at Buaraba, west of Brisbane yesterday.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Serious Crime Group with assistance from the Gatton Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at a property on Gatton-Esk Road yesterday morning.

The property consisted of a commercial sized shed and four industrial sized greenhouses where police seized 3,731 cannabis plants, 1kg of dried cannabis and equipment allegedly used in the production of hydroponic cannabis including an intricate irrigation system.

The total estimated value of the crop is more than $18 million.

Five men two aged 42-years-old, a 41 year-old, a 38 year-old and a 62-year-old were all charged with producing dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing anything used in the commission of a crime.

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