Big drug crop would have been worth $1m when fully grown
POLICE have seized what they describe as "a significant cannabis crop" which they say was found on a rural property at Anderleigh, north of Gympie on Thursday afternoon.
Police announced the discovery of a major crop at a rural property on Gympie's north side.
The raid is believed to have been conducted by detectives and uniformed police from Maryborough CIB and Tiaro police station.
A spokesman said plants of various sizes were found in the raid.
It is believed the crop would have been valued at more than $1 million if all plants involved had reached maturity.
A spokesman said detectives executed a search warrant at the Anderleigh Road property around 1pm.
They allegedly found about 2500 cannabis plants of various sizes, most of them growing in an open irrigated area.
About 500 of the plants were seized from drying racks in a shed, the police spokesman said.
A 45-year-old man is currently assisting police with their inquiries.
Investigations are continuing to work on discovering the full extent of the drug production operation and the identities of others who may have been involved.
Reports from around Gympie region and nearby areas show that August has been a big month for cannabis crop discoveries around the south-east and Central Queensland regions.
Significant cannabis operations have been disrupted as a result of police raids at Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and Toowoomba, with a significant quantity of cannabis also found in Biloela, according to announcements by police in recent weeks.