Drugs, firearms and cash seized after routine intercept in Niddrie

Detectives from Moonee Valley Crime Investigation Unit have seized drugs, firearms and cash following a routine intercept in Niddrie on Friday.

A Taylors Hill man was intercepted in Keilor Road about 6pm.

Police searched the white Toyota Hilux and located approximately two kilograms of drugs.

The man was arrested, and a subsequent search warrant was executed at a property on Saturday 11 July, in Jacaranda Drive, Taylors Hill.

Police located a substantial quantity of drugs along with two loaded handguns, two sawn-off shot guns, ammunition, cannabis plants, steroids and $30K cash.

He was charged with 18 offences including; possess unregistered handgun (x4), traffic large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence and possession of traffickable quantity of firearms, prohibited person possess firearm (x4), cultivate a narcotic plant and deal with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

The 33-year-old was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 24 August.

Investigations remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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