Power tools, drugs and machinery seized in police operation

Banyule Crime Investigation Unit detectives, with the assistance of officers from North West Metro and Heidelberg Uniform Section, have executed five warrants resulting in the arrest of four people and the recovery of an estimated $400,000 worth of stolen power tools, drugs and other property.

The five warrants were executed on residential and commercial properties in Broadmeadows, Wildwood, Tullamarine, Moonee Ponds and Port Melbourne on Wednesday 23 September.

As a result of the warrants detectives seized power tools, estimated to be worth $400,000, electrical equipment, two motorbikes, two tandem trailers, two excavators and various amounts of drugs at several of the addresses.

• A 25-year-old Broadmeadows woman has been charged with traffick methylamphetamine, traffick gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), possess drug of dependence and driving offences. She has been bailed to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 8 June 2021

• A 24-year-old Yallambie woman has been charged with possess drug of dependence. She has been bailed to appear at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on 19 February 2021

• A 40-year-old Port Melbourne man has been charged with possess proceeds of crime and possess imitation firearm. He has been bailed to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 8 June 2021

• A 38-year-old Broadmeadows man has been charged with handle stolen goods, possess proceeds of crime, traffick methylamphetamine, possess material for trafficking a drug of dependence and possess precursor chemicals. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 24 September.

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