Police from the North West Metro Region Crime Squad have seized firearms, drugs and cash today as part of a joint operation with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission targeting drug activity in Victoria.
A vehicle was intercepted on the Hume Highway in Wallan about 5am this morning and two men were arrested.
A quantity of what’s believed to be the drug ICE, a firearm, silencer and a quantity of cash were found during a subsequent search of the vehicle.
Warrants were then executed about 10am at a factory in Springvale and residential properties in Deer Park, Sunshine and Glen Waverley.
During the warrants, 13 firearms and what is believed to be pre cursor chemicals were located at the Springvale address.
Four further firearms and a significant quantity of cash were also located at the Deer Park property.
A 45-year-old Deer park man and a 32-year-old Glen Waverley man have both been charged with drug and firearms offences, as well as knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime.
They faced an out of sessions court hearing this afternoon and were remanded in custody to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
A 22-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman, both Korean nationals, are also currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Today’s arrests and seizures are part of an ongoing joint operation between Victoria Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Taskforce Eligo.