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Cobram Cannabis Caught

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$1.6 Million Worth Of Harvested Cannabis Obtained Along With Plants

A large scale cannabis operation has been shut down in Cobram that resulted in not only a major drug bust for Cobram Criminal Investigation Unit, but also an ambulance to Melbourne for one of the perpetrators.

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At around 11.50pm on Tuesday night, Cobram CIU along with assistance from Wangaratta CIU, executed the search warrant on the Boorin Street property.

Police discovered 180 cannabis plants, along with in excess of 80 kilograms of harvested, dried cannabis. The harvested product alone is worth a staggering $1.6 million in street value.

As police entered the property, a 34 year old man from St Albans scaled the roof of the house before jumping from the roof and landing on the neighbouring corrugated iron fence.

He suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to a Melbourne Hospital. Charges are expected to be laid once he is in a healthier condition.

While another man, a 43 year old Cobram resident, was found attempting to hide from officers in the backyard of the property.

He has been remanded in custody, with a committal date of November 17, 2020. He has been charged with cultivating, trafficking and possessing commercial quantities of illegal substance.

The drug bust has been a six week operation in the making for Cobram Criminal Investigation Unit.

While in Yarrawonga, an 18 year old Yarrawonga man was discovered in possession of a large quantity of cannabis yesterday morning at around 7am.

He has been charged with trafficking, possessing cannabis, along with possession of prescription drugs, and property suspected to be linked to crime.

The events come as the Moira Shire confirms a steady increase in crime around the Yarrawonga area and five new members have been deployed to Cobram police.

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