Police charge man with drug offences after Ashwood warrant

Detectives from Joint Task Force Icarus have charged a man with a number of offences following a search warrant in Ashwood yesterday.

Investigators from Icarus and Box Hill Division Tasking Unit executed the warrant in Kiewa Road about 10.25am on Thursday 13 June.

The warrant relates to the ongoing investigation into two recent drug consignments which were detected by Australian Border Force, each consignment allegedly contained in excess of a kilogram of methamphetamine.

It’s alleged the consignments equate to 20,000 street deals.

A 32-year-old man, who is a Malaysian national, was arrested and has been charged with two counts of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.

This is a Commonwealth offence and has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The man was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Police need the continued assistance of the community to combat the availability of drugs.

Anyone with information about drug importations and drug trafficking are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at https://www.crimestoppers.com.au.

Joint Task Force Icarus is staffed by Victoria Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police and the Department of Home Affairs.

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