South Australian police have eliminated millions of dollars worth of marijuana after discovering a “very important” drug farm north of Adelaide yesterday.
Just before 8 a.m. Detectives searched a four-acre [4 ha] site in Buckland Park, on the northern edge of Adelaide.
As they approached they could see people running around the area and when they got inside the detectives found a “significant” amount of marijuana plants, some of which were electrically grown.
Lots of dried marijuana were also confiscated.
A total of eight people – five men and three women – were arrested and charged with smuggling a large amount of controlled drug.
All eight people appeared in court today via video link and will appear again tomorrow.
Investigators are now investigating whether the farm has links to international criminal organizations.
“Because of the size and size of the work, it would have taken a lot of time,” said Chief Inspector Darren Fielke.
Police were first notified of the farm by Crime Stoppers.