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800 cannabis plants seized

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/02/2017

Cannabis plants © John Birchard/Bloomberg News Cannabis plants Eight hundred cannabis plants have been seized in a raid on a sophisticated growing operation in Canterbury, police say.

Two kilograms of harvested cannabis head were also found at the property in King Street in Temuka, Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Quested said.

He said the plants ranged from fully mature to seedlings and were well cared for.

Some of the cannabis was being dried and kept in plastic, snap-lock bags.

As part of the same operation, 40 cannabis plants were also found in a shipping container at another property outside Temuka.

Police have charged a Temuka man with cultivating and possessing cannabis for supply.

"This was a very good operation, and I would expect this seizure to put a significant dent in the local cannabis market," Det Sen Sgt Quested said.

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