THE cannabis grow house emptied at Bundamba this morning could be one of many linked to the same group of people.

It's still early in the investigation but police say there are "very strong" similarities between this set-up and those uncovered during a major long term operation across South Brisbane in December.

Those investigations led to the seizure of more than $20.6 million worth of cannabis.

More than 40 people were arrested following the execution of 33 search warrants across 20 properties throughout Operation North Genie.

Four of the people arrested were charged under the VLAD laws in addition to trafficking dangerous drugs.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Parsons from the Drug and Serious Crime Group, the police taskforce involved in Operation North Genie, said the set-up in the Bundamba home had the hallmarks of those grow houses uncovered last year.

The plants were carefully separated to ensure males didn't pollinate females and the whole system was supported by electricity stolen from the mains power.  

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Cannabis makes up 65% of the drug trade in Australia and police say they've noticed a stark increase in the number of similar grow houses popping up in south-east Queensland.

Police seize more than $1 million worth of cannabis from a property in Bundamba on Friday.
Police seize more than $1 million worth of cannabis from a property in Bundamba on Friday. Rob Williams

Det. Snr Sgt Parsons said organised crime groups were moving more towards cannabis to establish a financial base allowing groups to expand into other areas such as cocaine trafficking and other synthetic substances.

Those producing the cannabis are using stronger strains of the plant too.

"Ten years ago the level of THC - the active drug in cannabis - was about 10% to 15%, but now that's up to 23% because they're bringing stronger strains in from overseas," Det. Snr Sgt Parsons said.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious near the Bundamba home raided this morning on Tibbits St.

Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000. 


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