Six arrested and drugs seized in Melbourne suburbs

Police charged six people and seized quantities of drugs and chemicals yesterday following an investigation into an alleged home invasion.

Sunshine police initially arrested a 41-year-old man in the early hours of Wednesday, 22 May and determined he was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant in relation to an aggravated home invasion last month.

A warrant was subsequently executed by detectives from Brimbank Crime Investigation Unit at a residential property on Appian Drive, Albanvale later that day.

An active clandestine laboratory was located at the address along with almost 1kg of methylamphetamine.

A 49-year-old man, 38-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were also arrested at that address.

Detectives from the Clandestine Laboratory Squad then executed further warrants yesterday at properties in Niddrie, Glenroy and Northcote.

A large number of items linked to drug manufacture were seized including pre-cursor chemicals and equipment.

A 34-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were also arrested at the Northcote address.

The four men and the 27-year-old woman were all charged with a range of drug offences including trafficking commercial quantities of drugs of dependence and possessing articles for manufacture.

All were remanded to face faced Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

The 48-year-old woman was charged with possess drug of dependence and bailed to appear again in court on 14 October, 2019.

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