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Raid near Goulburn nets $4m in cannabis

Cannabis seized at property near Goulburn. Click for more photos

Police seize cannabis with an estimated $4 million street value near Goulburn

A 25-year-old man has faced court this morning following a police raid near Goulburn that netted an alleged $4 million worth of hydroponic cannabis. Photo: Police NSW

A 25-year-old man who police allege is an associate of the Bandidos faced court today, following a raid near Goulburn that netted an estimated $4 million worth of hydroponic cannabis.

Police raided the rural property at Oallen, about 60km south east of Goulburn, at 11.45am yesterday, seizing 2006 cannabis plants.

Large amounts of fertiliser and equipment allegedly used to grow cannabis were also seized by officers.

Joshua Clarke of Mortdale has been arrested and charged with enhanced indoor cultivation for commercial purposes, cultivate prohibited plant (large commercial quantity) and organise/assist/conduct drug premises.

Police allege he has connections to the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang.

Clarke appeared before Magistrate Geraldine Beattie in Goulburn Local Court today and did not apply for bail.

He is due to appear in court again on January 6, 2013.

Officers from Goulburn Local Area Command spoke with two other men on the property yesterday.

They were released without charge pending further investigations.


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