RCMP Bust Winnipeg Grow-Op Worth $889K

RCMP located 889 marijuana plants at a home on Henderson Highway on April 21, 2011. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two Winnipeg men face drug-related charges after RCMP located 889 marijuana plants from a residence last Thursday.

Police executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Henderson Highway on April 21, where they found the plants in various stages of growth.

The plants have an estimated street value of $889,000.

Police also seized growing equipment, including lights, bulbs and wiring worth $25,000.

According to police, the home’s basement and main floor was used for the grow operation.

Phuong Hung Nguyen, 45, and Loi Van Nguyen, 54, are being held in custody and are scheduled to appear in Winnipeg court today.


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