Crack down on wanted offenders in Victoria’s north-west

Mildura Police uncovered and seized ammunition, illicit drugs and stolen goods as part of Operation Unity during the last two days.

19 people were charged with multiple offences, including possession of drugs, unlawful possession of ammunition, serious traffic matters, and outstanding arrest warrants as part of the operation.

A vehicle was also impounded as part of Operation Unity.

One of the more notable arrests saw a 28-year-old-man from Mildura charged with three offences – handling stolen goods, unlawful possession of ammunition and possessing a drug of dependence. He has been remanded and will appear in Mildura Magistrates Court on 5 August 2020.

The operation also picked up a 41-year-old Mildura woman who was charged with four drug related offences. She has been remanded in custody to appear in the Mildura Magistrates Court today.

12 other people received bail and will appear in court at later date, four were released pending summons and one released with no charge.

Mildura police units including the Divisional Response Unit, Offender Management Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, Highway Patrol and uniform officers joined forces to attend 70 addresses in the Mildura, Merbein and Red Cliffs area.

Inspector David Rowe says Operation Unity will be a regular and ongoing joint exercise in the region to hold offenders to account.

“Unity is an example of multiple specialist police units working together to manage recidivist offenders and keep the community as safe as possible.

“We would also like to thank the community who’ve provided invaluable information that allowed us to apprehend these alleged offenders.

We continue to encourage the community to continue to provide information to us – whether it’s by reporting it immediately to police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by submitting a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.”

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