Cannabis raids net crops

A POLICE operation has netted more than 2000 cannabis plants throughout the Coffs Clarence Command this week.

The state drug squad, Polair, local command officers and the dog squad are conducting extensive ground and aerial search, as drug growers prepared to harvest their crops.

State Crime Command spokeswoman Georgie Wells said the plants have been found growing in state forests, national parks, reserves and on private property.

"This is an annual operation held in the Coffs Clarence Command, and it goes a long way to disrupting the illegal cannabis trade on the North Coast, which is a peak growing area," Ms Wells said.

"Police know that drug growers often plant their crops in September and October and are due to harvest in March and April, which is why the operation is executed at this time of year."

Police investigations are continuing with a view to charges being laid.

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