Arrests follow day of action against drugs

Friday, 07 December 2018 11:57

Victoria Police has arrested more than 30 people as part of a regional operation to target trafficking and manufacturing of drugs in Melbourne’s north-west.

Police executed more than 20 search warrants yesterday at properties across North West Metro region including Flemington, Craigieburn, Broadmeadows, Melton and Greensborough.

Firearms and drugs including cocaine, heroin, cannabis and methamphetamine, a large amount of cash as well as stolen property were seized.

A 31-year-old Flemington man has been charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of cocaine, 11 counts of traffick cocaine, possess prohibited weapon and attempt to pervert the course of justice.

He has been remanded in custody.

A 30-year-old Craigieburn man has been charged with traffick cocaine and attempt to pervert the course of justice.

A 35-year-old Broadmeadows man has been charged with possess unregistered firearm.

A 31-year-old Greensborough woman and a 25-year-old Lalor woman has been charged with possess methylamphetamine. She will appear at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on 18 April.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Tim Hansen said Operation Aggregate focused on driving down the terrible harm caused by drugs in our community.

“Enforcement is an important pillar in this approach,” A/AC Hansen said.

“Police have zero tolerance for drug traffickers and will continue to prevent, detect and disrupt people who bring drugs into the community.

“Victoria Police will continue to work tirelessly to reduce the supply of drugs, and today’s operation is only one example our commitment to address this issue,” A/AC Hansen said.

“The only people who benefit from drugs are the criminals who peddle these substances in our community, and they often inflict further harm by taking their violent disagreements over the drug trade into our streets.”

Media Unit