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Large-scale drug arrests

Large-scale drug arrests

Warrants executed in Kerang and Robinvale

Detectives from the Clandestine Laboratory Squad seized drugs, and cash following the execution of a series of warrants across Victoria and Tasmania this week.

Warrants were executed on Tuesday at residential, commercial and rural properties in Balwyn, Mont Albert, Point Cook, Truganina, Kerang, Bannerton and Robinvale as part of a five-month investigation into an alleged Malaysian drug manufacturing syndicate.

Police from the Crime Command Organised Crime Division were involved in the warrants, along with local police from a number of areas across metropolitan Melbourne, Mildura, Swan Hill and Seymour.

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Six men were arrested and charged, including a 41-year-old Kerang man charged with traffick a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence.

All but one man has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on November 4.

In total, 19 people have now been arrested during the course of the investigation.

During Tuesday’s warrants, police seized three tonnes of chemicals believed be pre-cursor chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Seven luxury cars were also seized.

During the investigation, police had previously seized 57kg of methylamphetamine as well as a significant quantity of cash.

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