BY JARROD MELMETH
Two men have been arrested after police allegedly uncovered cannabis growing operations at three locations in the Hunter.
In July, detective established Strike Force Jinker to investigate the commercial supply of cannabis in the Port Stephens and lower Hunter areas.
On Monday, officers executed raids at properties in Jewells, Vacy and Beresfield where they allegedly uncovered 162 cannabis plants and five kilograms of the drug.
Police also seized drug paraphernalia, nun chucks, ammunition and firearm parts.
A 67-year-old man was arrested at a Beresfield, another 48-year-old man was arrested at Belmont. They’ve both been charged with a number of drug offences.
Both men were granted condition bail and will appear before court on Wednesday 13 October.
Police say they are continuing their investigations and anticipate further arrests.