$500k worth of cannabis seized

Bowraville and Taree.

$500k worth of cannabis seized

The Mid North Coast local area command is praising the proactive work of its detectives, after $500,000 worth of cannabis plants and leaves were found in the Nambucca and Manning Valleys over Thursday and Friday.

Two men aged 47 and 68 will face Macksville local court on April 12th, after Police allegedly located 145 cannabis plants, just over 7kg of cannabis leaf and cash a property on Dyers Loop Road, Argents Hills, west of Bowraville on Thursday.

They've both been granted conditional Bail.

The second search warrant was executed about 10.50am Friday, at a property on Kings Head Road, Boorganna, north of Taree.

It will be alleged police located and seized 59 cannabis plants and over 13kg of cannabis leaf.

A man at the location was spoken to and charges are expected to be laid.

The combination of drugs seized have a potential estimated street value of half a million dollars.

Detective Inspector Guy Flaherty from Mid North Coast Area Command said police will continue to target illegal drug activity in the area.

“While the two search warrants were conducted independently of each other and are not related, the total quantity of cannabis seized has resulted in a significant amount of illicit drugs taken off our streets,” Detective Inspector Flaherty said.