Police make arrests after discovery of clandestine labartory in Port Melbourne

Clandestine Laboratory Squad detectives arrested two people this morning following the execution of five search warrants as part of a drug investigation.

The warrants were executed, with the assistance of Drug Taskforce detectives and specialist units at properties in:

• Turvell Place, Port Melbourne;

• Sugar Lane, Port Melbourne;

• Hope Street, Brunswick West;

• Larnoo Avenue, Brunswick West; and

• A storage facility in Salmon Street, Port Melbourne.

A 29-year-old Port Melbourne woman was arrested at the Turvell Place property and a 32-year-old Port Melbourne man was arrested in a nearby street.

Police located large commercial quantities of drug including approximately 1 kg of methylamphetamine, a substantial quantity of glassware and precursor chemicals consistent with the manufacture of illicit drugs, a pill press and what is believed to be up to $13 million in cash at a property on Turville Place.

Detectives remain at each of the properties as part of the investigation.

The pair remain in police custody.

Anyone with information about drug importation or drug trafficking is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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