Men Charged After Trying To Steal 9,000 Pot Plants From Police


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‚ÄčThree Australian men caught as they allegedly attempted to steal 9,000 marijuana plants from the police have been charged with theft.

Police wouldn’t confirm what was stored at the police logistics facility for security reasons, but the Herald Sun reports that the building contained marijuana plants confiscated in Victoria’s biggest drug bust.
The men were arrested after police claim they were caught breaking into the building about 10:15 p.m. on December 3.
The trio was apprehended during the break-in, and nothing was taken from the premises.

A caller reported the men were trying to steal marijuana plants seized as part of drug sweep Operation Entity, but a police spokeswoman denied that was the motive for the burglary.
The pot bust, which police claim was the biggest in Victoria’s history, saw 30 people arrested as part of raids on 68 homes throughout Melbourne.
Security measures within the Collingwood facility alerted police to the presence of the accused thieves, according to a police spokeswoman.
A 22-year-old Heidelberg West man, a 20-year-old North Fitzroy man and a 20-year-old Mill Park man have been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on February 18.