A man who Northern Territory Police allege set up elaborate cannabis growing operations in Darwin's rural area has been charged and refused bail.
Andrew Parker, 48, was arrested yesterday after police raids at Howard Springs and Acacia.
He was charged with several offences, including cultivating a trafficable amount of cannabis in two hydroponics systems and possessing unlicensed firearms.
Police say they seized eight firearms, including a World War II era Luger pistol.
Parker appeared in Darwin Magistrates Court this morning.
The prosecution opposed bail because saying Parker was growing an extremely large amount of cannabis, which, it said, posed a serious threat to the community.
Parker's lawyer argued that he should be granted bail because he was his family's sole bread winner.
The magistrate acknowledged that this was an unfortunate reality, but remanded him in custody.
He will appear in court again on April 24.