Winnipeg police executed a search warrant at a home at about 6:30 p.m., where they discovered a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.
Close to 1,100 marijuana plants were seized, which have an estimated value of $1.2 million. Also seized was roughly 40 grams of dry cannabis marijuana, worth about $400 and assorted growing equipment worth $25,000.
“When we get that amount of drugs off the streets of Winnipeg, it’s certainly something I think that these investigators should be proud of,” Winnipeg police Const. Natalie Aitken said.
This is the fourth major grow-up bust in southern Manitoba since the new year began.
“The ones that we’ve had recently have been quite elaborate,” Aitken said. “They have … perfected the manner in which they are doing business and as a result are definitely producing a high level of product.”
Dihn Luan Nguyen, 51, has been charged with the production of a controlled substance, possessing a substance for the purpose of trafficking and theft of services over $5,000.
Nguyen was wanted on an outstanding warrant from a similar incident in March 2005.
“All attempts to locate him were unsuccessful until this time,” Aitken said.
Nguyen has been detained in custody.
via : CNews
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