$1.4 Million In Meth Seized From Melbourne's North

Almost three kilograms of methylamphetamine - with an estimated street value of $1.4 million - has been seized as part of a major drug trafficking investigation in Melbourne's north.

Following an extensive investigation, detectives from the North West Metro Regional Crime Squad on Monday executed a search at a residential address in Glenroy and seized:

• Approximately 2.8 kilograms of methylamphetamine;

• Approximately 380 grams of cocaine;

• More than $610,000 cash;

• A handgun;

• Ammunition;

• A delivery van.

A 33-year-old Glenroy man was arrested at the address and later charged with trafficking a large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, trafficking a commercial quantity of cocaine, knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime, prohibited person possessing a firearm, possessing cartridge ammunition and breach prescribed condition of parole.

The Glenroy man was remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 23 September 2024.

A second search warrant at a commercial business in Fawkner led to police seizing seven registered firearms and ammunition due to alleged improper storage.

Another man, aged 45 from Glenroy, is expected to be charged on summons with firearm offences.

Anyone with information about drug trafficking is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Quotes attributable to North West Metro Regional Crime Squad Detective Inspector Geoff Owen:

"While Monday's seizure was significant, our efforts to disrupt illicit drug trade will not stop here.

"We will continue to target those who seek to profit off selling harmful drugs to our most vulnerable community members."

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