Police pounce on cannabis crop-houses

Some of the seized hydroponically-grown cannabis plants.

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

A police operation has seized more than 1000 cannabis plants from crop-houses in Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia.

As part of Operation Bagration, police from the Southern Metro Region, Division Three and Divisional Response Unit targeted 13 hydroponic grow-houses between 19-28 March.

Police seized and destroyed 1167 plants.

They had been assisted by electricity companies in processing the unlawful electricity bypasses and associated crimes.

Police say the raids significantly disrupted organised criminal activity and the local supply of cannabis.