Further arrest after Drug Taskforce operation

Detectives from the Drug Taskforce have arrested a woman as part of their ongoing investigation into an alleged drug trafficking syndicate.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested today after a search warrant was executed at her address in Elizabeth Street, Richmond.

The Richmond woman is expected to be charged later today with traffick a large commercial quantity of heroin.

Today’s arrest follows previous search warrants that were executed on 28 May in Delahey, St Albans, and Abbotsford, including an address opposite a Delahey primary school.

A 57-year-old St Albans man was subsequently charged with two counts traffick a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence, and other drugs related offences.

A 33-year-old woman and 31-year-old man, both from Delahey were also charged with traffick large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, traffick methylamphetamine within 500 metres of a school and other drugs related offences.

All three will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 17 September.

Anyone with information about the manufacture or trafficking of illicit drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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