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Drug arrests in NW Vic

Drug arrests in NW Vic

Operation Venturing leads to 15 arrests as part of month-long investigation

Officers from the Mallee Divisional Response Unit, alongside detectives and general police from Swan Hill, have arrested 15 people as part of a month-long drug investigation in the state’s north west.

As part of Operation Venturing, investigators executed 15 warrants over the past two days in the Swan Hill, Tyntynder and Beverford areas.

Those arrested were found in possession of a range of drugs, including methylamphetamine, GHB and ecstasy, while a number of prohibited weapons were seized as part of the operation, including a handgun.

Investigators have charged 15 people with offences, ranging from weapon to drug charges.

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Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Pascoe said this week’s arrests are the result of hard work and dedication by officers from the Mallee Divisional Response Unit.

“We know the harm caused by drugs continues to be a significant concern for members of our community,” A/D/S/Sgt Matt Pascoe said.

“We want to reassure everyone that this type of offending is a key focus for police in the Swan Hill Police Service Area and we have zero tolerance for those bringing harm to the community.

“Local police will continue to work tirelessly to detect and disrupt this kind of serious offending in our community.

Police are encouraging anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

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