Police claim major dealer after $230K cannabis bust

POLICE arrested two men yesterday after seizing about $230,000 in cash, over two kilograms of cannabis and more than 80 cannabis plants.

Cannabis growing inside a Macgregor house that was raided yesterday.

Cannabis growing inside a Macgregor house that was raided yesterday.

One of the men is a major supplier of cannabis in the Canberra region, according to police.

Detectives from the ACT’s Drug and Organised Crime Team had been running an eight-month investigation, which involved surveillance of a known drug dealer.

Yesterday, officers saw the two men meet briefly at a house in Macgregor, which they were watching as part of the investigation, and stopped both in their cars shortly after they drove away.

Part of a cannabis growing operation disrupted by police yesterday.

Part of a cannabis growing operation disrupted by police yesterday.

A 64-year-old Scullin man was arrested and charged with trafficking in cannabis after he was stopped in a car with more than two kilograms of the drug inside, and a 43-year-old Dunlop man was arrested and charged with trafficking in cannabis and receiving or possessing the proceeds of crime, after about $230,000 was found in the car he was driving.

Police say a search of the Macgregor house found indications that cannabis was being grown in the house next door, where a subsequent search located more than 80 cannabis plants.

Both men are scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon and police intend to oppose bail.

Anyone with information about illegal drugs can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously

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