$1 million catch in Ashwood

A motorcyclist has been arrested after police located more than $1 million worth of the drug ice during a random intercept in Ashwood early this morning, Victoria Police say.

Oakleigh uniform members were patrolling along Power Avenue when they saw a man getting on a BMW motorbike about 3am.

They approached the rider, who allegedly took off on foot and threw a backpack in the front yard of a nearby home.

A search was conducted of the area, with assistance from Boroondara uniform members, and the 26-year-old man was arrested.

Police retrieved the backpack and located inside more than 5kg of the drug ice and nearly $1000.

Also a check of the motorcycle revealed it was allegedly stolen.

The Noble Park man is currently in custody, being interviewed by police.

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