More than 13,000 cannabis plants worth $40m seized in NSW

The seizure of more than 13,300 cannabis plants on the NSW Mid North Coast is one of the largest ever seen by police.

Police searched three properties near Taree, at Minimbah, Melinga and Moorland, late last week, finding 13,353 cannabis plants.

Fourteen Vietnamese nationals have been charged.

NSW Police said the plants had an estimated potential street value of more than $40 million.

Drug and Firearms Squad Commander Detective Superintendent John Watson said the seizure was one of the country’s largest.

“The biggest difference is that in 1975 outdoor crops were seasonal, so criminal groups were restricted to one crop a year, whereas…

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