Carrum Downs drug raids arrest


A CARRUM Downs man was among 11 people arrested when police raided houses and a factory as part of an investigation into drug manufacturing and trafficking in the south-east suburbs.

The man, 33, was seized “without incident” by Clandestine Laboratory Squad members at a factory in Frankston Gardens Dr, Carrum Downs, at 5am Wednesday.

Police raided two houses and the factory in Carrum Downs during 11 raids.

He was in custody at Dandenong police station on Friday, said to be assisting police with their inquiries.

Officers allegedly seized a firearm, excavators, forklift, trailers, vehicles, cash and illicit drugs, including what is believed to be Ice and GHB.

The raids were part of Operation Conscripted – an ongoing drug operation focusing on the manufacturing and trafficking of methamphetamines by an alleged drug syndicate.

Other units involved in the raids were Morwell Divisional Tasking Unit, Santiago Task Force, Dog Squad and the Critical Incident Response Team.

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 July 2015

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