Hayward police raid nets a record 13,000 pot plants

HAYWARD, Calif. (KTVU) – Heavily armed SWAT officers serving a search warrant have uncovered a massive warehouse – the size of a large grocery store – filled with $15 million worth of illegal pot plants, Hayward police announced Wednesday.

Investigators said the bust was the largest in the history of the Hayward Police Department and targeted a very sophisticated operation located on Diablo Avenue.

The building was equipped with a counter surveillance camera system, an elaborate hydroponic watering system, lighting system and ventilation system.

The operation also included a harvesting/packaging room and living quarters. Investigators estimated it would have cost $ 100,000 to build.

Three suspects were arrested at the warehouse – 28-year-old Manh Tran, 21-year-old Troy Tam and 22-year-old Tony Hoang.

All three have been charged with felony marijuana cultivation and sales.

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