A regional NSW man has appeared in court today after $6 million worth of cannabis was seized from an outback property.
Todd Brendon Henderson was arrested when Strike Force Hyperion detectives uncovered more than 3020 cannabis plants at a property in Tindarey, about 130km south of Bourke.
“This seizure is the largest outdoor cannabis crop located by the NSW Police Force since 2017 – with officers removing more than 3000 plants from the one location,” Detective Superintendent John Watson said.
Investigators also seized a loaded double barrel shotgun and cannabis from a home on the 20,000-acre site, allegedly being used as a dedicated cannabis plantation.
Police allege the 34-year-old Griffith man was involved in the large-scale cultivation and supply of cannabis across NSW.
“We want the community to know that our officers will continue targeting these criminal networks that remain in operation, preying on Australians at this difficult and vulnerable time,” Det. Supt Watson said.
The Drug and Firearms Squad will continue to investigate remote properties being used to produce cannabis crops, with further arrests expected.
Henderson was granted conditional bail to next appear in court on May 28.