Cannabis and cash seized after south eastern suburb warrants

Police from Southern Metro Div 3 Divisional Response Unit have arrested five people following a series of warrants in the south eastern suburbs on 3 September.

Warrants were executed at addresses in Springvale South, Pakenham, Patterson Lakes, Drouin and Springvale as part of an ongoing operation.

In total, over 500 cannabis plants, a large quantity of dried cannabis and cash was seized.

The value of the seizure is estimated to be $1.5 million dollars.

A 30-year-old Springvale South man has been charged with cultivate/traffick/possess commercial quantity of cannabis and deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime and was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 4 September.

A 47-year-old Springvale man has been charged with cultivate/traffick/possess commercial quantity of cannabis and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 4 September.

A 43-year-old Keysborough man has been charged with cultivate/traffick/possess commercial quantity of cannabis and deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime and was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 4 September.

A 19-year-old Springvale man has been charged with cultivate/traffick/possess commercial quantity of cannabis and was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 16 November.

A 30-year-old Springvale man has been released pending further enquiries.

The arrests form part of an ongoing operation to disrupt a major organised drug syndicate cultivating and trafficking cannabis.

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