• Short Summary

    Three men have appeared in a Sydney court on charges involving more than $10-million (Aust) worth of marihuana -- the biggest drug haul yet in Australia.

  • Description

    Three men have appeared in a Sydney court on charges involving more than $10-million (Aust) worth of marihuana -- the biggest drug haul yet in Australia.

    They were arrested after police raided a farm in the Sydney suburb of Leppington. Nearly 6000 Indian hemp plants were growing there, some more than two metres high. They also found 100 bags of packed and processed hemp.

    Police described the farm as "nothing less than a factory for the cultivation, processing and sale of a massive quanity of Indian hemp" -- illegal in Australia.

    They found hemp in the process of being stripped, dried, weighed and packaged. Owners of the farm were accused of selling the drug at the same time it was being grown.

    The court was told the men apparently stood to gain $250,000 (Aust) from a deal with other accomplices.

    Police chartered an RAAP aircraft to take aerial pictures of the plantation. The farm was later bulldozed and covered with lime.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5165Q6K3RE3972OMCY9FNG5VR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5165Q6K3RE3972OMCY9FNG5VR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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