Cannabis seized in raids in Ermington and Dundas

More than $1 million worth of cannabis has been seized during a raid on a home in Dundas.

Rosehill police and South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad searched a Kissing Point Road home at about 8.30am on Thursday, October 5. 

The raid was a direct result of a tip-off to Crime Stoppers.

Every room inside the three-bedroom house had been used to cultivate hydroponic cannabis with the plants recently harvested. 

Police said about 125kg of cannabis was found underneath the house with an estimated potential street value of more than $1 million.

Later officers searched second property in Coffey Street, Ermington at noon on the same day.

They discovered 109 cannabis plants growing in the house’s four bedrooms, including 77 mature plants which had grown to more than a metre high.

The estimated potential street value of the drugs seized from the second house is $450,000.

Police believe both premises were used solely for the cultivation of hydroponic cannabis.

No-one was located at either of the homes but investigations continue.

Auburn boy to face court

Two boys, one from Auburn, have been charged after being spotted on a rooftop at Manly. Police from Northern Beaches were called to Addison Road after a resident reported two people were in his house at about 3.30am on Friday, October 6.

When police searched the area, they saw two teenage boys on the roof of a nearby house. The boys, aged 13 and 15, were arrested when they climbed down off the roof.

Police will allege they had driven to the location in a stolen BMW sedan which was found parked nearby. The Auburn boy, 13, has been charged with multiple offences including aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence (people there) and enter enclosed land (not prescribed premises) without lawful excuse.

The older boy, from Willmot, has been charged with enter enclosed land (not prescribed premises) without lawful excuse. They were granted bail to appear in a Children’s Court on Monday, October 23.

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