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$1/2m drugs seized in raid

Six people have been charged after police seized around half a million dollars worth of drugs, $390,000 worth of luxury vehicles, and almost $200,000 in cash.

Six people have been charged after police seized around half a million dollars worth of drugs, $390,000 worth of luxury vehicles, and almost $200,000 in cash.

Detectives executed 10 search warrants yesterday in Grovedale, Highton, Point Cook, Werribee, and Warrnambool, marking the conclusion of a four-month investigation led by Detective Senior Sergeant Matthew Kershaw.

“A number of those arrested are now staring at the very real possibility of up to 25 years in a prison cell, which is a world away from the fast money and fast cars many drug traffickers foolishly think will last forever, Det.Snr.Sgt Kershaw said.

The seizure follows an investigation into the trafficking of large quantities of methylamphetamine in the Geelong, Ballarat, and Warrnambool regions.

Four of those arrested yesterday were also charged with allegedly trafficking a commercial quantity of methylamphetamine.

  • 700 grams of methylamphetamine with an estimated street value of approximately $420,000.
  • Weapons including a handgun, pistol, two silencers, shotgun, extendable baton.
  • Three luxury vehicles that police will allege are the proceeds of crime worth a total of approximately $390,000. This includes a 2020 BMW M4, a 2014 Chrysler 300c, and a 2016 Mercedes C63 AMG Sedan.
  • A 2015 Kenworth truck and five motorbikes, including a 2018 KTM450; a 2015 Honda CR450; a 2018 Suzuki GSXR 750; a 2012 Suzuki RM80; a 2010 BMW S1000, all believed to be the proceeds of crime.
  • Approximately $196,530 in cash.
  • 38g of cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $16,000.
  • Small quantities of GHB, MDMA pills, anabolic steroids, cannabis, and testosterone.
  • Allegedly fraudulent and fake identification documents.

Those arrested and charged were:

  • A 32-year-old Highton man who was charged with traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and remanded to face Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 31 March 2022.
  • A 30-year-old Point Cook man who was charged with traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and remanded to face Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 31 March 2022.
  • A 34-year-old Point Cook man who was charged with traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and remanded to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 31 March 2022.
  • A 31-year-old Warrnambool man who was charged with traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and remanded to face Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on 31 March 2022.
  • A 26-year-old Werribee man who was charged with possess drug of dependence and bailed to face Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 10 October 2022.
  • • A 27-year-old Werribee woman who was charged with possess drug of dependence and bailed to face Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 10 October 2022.

“Make no mistake – those who deliberately corrupt the safety of the Victorian community with illicit drugs will be caught and thrown before a court,” Det.Snr.Sgt Kershaw said.

 

 

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