RCMP Bust Rural Grow-Op Valued at $2.9M

An aerial view shows the large marijuana grow-op RCMP busted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in the RM of Ste. Rose. (RCMP HANDOUT)
RCMP seized more than 2,800 marijuana plants from several green houses in the RM of Ste. Rose on Tuesday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have busted a massive marijuana grow operation valued at $2.9 million in the RM of Ste. Rose.

The bust happened early Tuesday at a rural property near St. Amelie with the help of several detachments.

Police seized approximately 2,871 marijuana plants inside of six 2,000-square-foot green houses, as well as two more under construction.

Three men were arrested and face charges of production of a controlled substance. RCMP believe the individuals have ties to organized crime.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: Charged are Giang Van Nguyen, 47, Son Thanh Le, 48, and Hung Van Le, 44. All three are from British Columbia.