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Cannabis Crop Discovered Inside Secret Lair


Image showing the 'out of place' toolbox.  Supplied QPS

Cairns Police have described their latest drug bust as being 'certainly out of the ordinary'.

They made the comment after discovering a secret cannabis bunker at a Mooroobool home.


Image Supplied QPS

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Goan said they simply removed the false bottom of a toolbox to enter the den.

He said they felt like the toolbox was 'out of place' in the garden area.  


The view looking inside after the false bottom was removedImage Supplied QPS

Detective Senior Sergeant Goan said "the bunker was relatively sophisticated, in terms that significant effort had been made to create the void under an existing shed and it had been set up for the purpose of producing hydroponically produced cannabis".


Under the ground.  Image Supplied QPS

He also said, "we were obviously impressed with the workmanship, although we would discourage it, and obviously take the opportunity in terms of Crimestoppers, any information we receive through Crimestoppers helps to make the community safer".

A 46-year-old man has been charged with three drug-related offences.


The cannabis crop.  Image Supplied QPS

By Michelle Price