A long-running investigation has led to the seizure of 13 illicit firearms, more than 25 litres of 1’4 Butanediol (‘bupe’) with a street value of around $75,000, and 235 grams of methylamphetamine (‘ice’) with a street value of approximately $41,000.
Police seized eight firearms from an Armstrong Creek property, including long-arm shotguns, bolt action rifles and a sawn-off shotgun. Ammunition, a small quantity of methylamphetamine and cannabis, and equipment police will allege was used for making false number plates were also seized.
A 33-year-old male from Armstrong Creek has been charged with trafficking a drug of dependence and bailed to appear before Geelong Magistrates Court on 6 September.
During the second warrant in Mount Duneed, police seized three firearms, including a loaded handgun and sawn-off shotgun, as well as other firearm parts, three ounces of methylamphetamine worth around $11,000, and $2,600 in cash.
A 27-year-old Mount Duneed man has been charged with trafficking firearms, trafficking drugs, and other related offences. He has been remanded to appear before Geelong Magistrates Court on 26 July.
Earlier in the month, police executed a search warrant at a Moolap address on 1 June in relation to the same investigation, seizing more than 25 litres of 1’4 Butanediol with a street value of around $75,000, 150 grams of methylamphetamine worth approximately $30,000, two firearms and $110,000 in cash.
A 29-year-old Moolap male was arrested and charged with trafficking a drug of dependence. He was bailed to appear before Geelong Magistrates Court on 16 September.