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$4.7m of bupe siezed by drug squad

Detectives from the Major Drug Squad have arrested two people over the past week and seized a range of drugs as part of an investigation into the trafficking of 1,4 butanediol, commonly known as 'bupe' in Melbourne.

Detectives from the Major Drug Squad have arrested two people over the past week and seized a range of drugs as part of an investigation into the trafficking of 1,4 butanediol, commonly known as ‘bupe’ in Melbourne.

Police executed a warrant at a residential property on Albion Road, Box Hill this morning and arrested a 27-year-old Box Hill man.

He is currently being interviewed and expected to be charged today with trafficking large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, 5 counts of attempt to traffick a large commercial quantity of 1,4-Butanediol, knowingly deal proceeds of crime and possessing identification to commit an indictable offence.

Detectives also seized over 1.5 tonnes of 1,4-butanediol with a street value of approximately $4.7M, almost 1kg methylamphetamine with a street value of approximately $150,000 and a significant quantity of cash.

On 4 July, a 29-year-old Melbourne man was arrested and interviewed by detectives.

He was subsequently released pending further enquiries.

The three-month investigation was conducted with the assistance of Australian Border Force.

1,4 butanediol or ‘bupe’ is used in the treatment of heroin addiction. It is often administered to prisoners with a heroin addiction and is regularly traded within the prison system.

Anyone with information about illegal drug trafficking is urged to contact police.

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