Clan lab discovered in Cheltenham

Caulfield Divisional Response Unit (DRU) detectives have located a clandestine laboratory at a house in Cheltenham today.

The DRU officers, with the assistance of Clandestine Laboratory Squad members, executed a search warrant at an address on Beatrice Street as part of an ongoing drug investigation about 7am.

A clandestine laboratory was located inside the home.

Forensic officers from the Chemical-Biological-Radiological Unit processed the scene, seizing precursor chemicals and other chemicals, as well as glassware and documents consistent with the manufacture of illicit drugs.

A 22-year-old Cheltenham man was arrested at the scene and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Quotes from Caulfield Divisional Response Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Shane Rix

“It’s important we continue to identify and dismantle criminal networks in an effort to disrupt organised crime activities such as clandestine laboratories.

“We seek the public’s continued assistance by contacting police if they observe or hear any suspicious behaviour such as the covering or blacking out of windows, chemical smells and unusual vehicle or pedestrian movement.

“Anyone with information about clandestine drug laboratories should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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