Drugs, firearms and cash seized by Dandenong Police

A 38-year-old Cranbourne man has been charged with drug trafficking after investigators from the Dandenong Divisional Response Unit (DRU) swooped on an alleged crop house, seizing 70 cannabis plants, approximately one kilogram of dried cannabis with an estimated street value of $20,000 a shotgun and other edged weapons.

Executing a search warrant yesterday afternoon at a residential address on Fairbairn Road, Cranbourne, police seized:

– 70 cannabis plants

– Approximately one kilogram of dried cannabis with an estimated street value of $20,000

– Four 300 ml bottles containing what is alleged to be cannabis oil

– A sawn off shot gun

– An imitation firearm

– A small amount ammunition rounds

– A ballistics vest

– Several edged weapons including samurai swords, as well as throwing, butterfly, and double-edged knives

– Approximately $7,000 cash

A 38-year-old Cranbourne man was arrested and charged with cultivating, possessing, and trafficking cannabis, possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing an imitation firearm, possessing ammunition without a license, possessing prohibited weapons, and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

He was remanded to appear before the Dandenong Magistrates Court later today.

Quotes attributed to Dandenong DRU Sergeant James Frost:

“Yesterday police not only seized illicit substances but also a number of firearms and edged weapons now all destined to be destroyed before reaching our streets where they could have caused untold damage.

Our message is quite simple to would-be criminals; if you think you can make a quick buck through the dealing, trafficking, or cultivation of illicit substances, think again.

Our work is not nine to five, Monday to Friday. We have teams of detectives working around the clock to identify you, arrest you and put you before the courts where you will face the serious consequences of your actions.”

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