Sydney cannabis haul uncovers 'dangerous' power cable nest
Australian police have seized cannabis with a street value of millions of dollars after discovering an elaborate hydroponic set-up near Sydney airport.
The system, inside a warehouse, was powered by electricity allegedly stolen from a substation and routed through a nest of power boards and cables.
A police spokesman called the cabling "dangerous" and said fires often broke out in so-called "hydro houses".
Police estimated the street value of the 653 plants at A$2.2m ($1.6m; £1m).
Two men, aged 53 and 38, were charged with cultivating the plants. The 53-year-old was also charged with stealing electricity.
Police images which show the mindboggling web of extension cords have been widely shared on social media.