A POLICE operation targeting criminal activity around short-stay accommodation and licensed premises in Frankston, Seaford and Carrum Downs has resulted in 26 arrests.
Operation Washed has been running since February. So far Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged 26 people with offences including drug trafficking, drug possession, weapon possession, firearms offences, possession of proceeds of crime, contravening court orders, assaults, driving offences, and bail act offences. Police have seized drugs, guns, and other weapons during the operation.
Victoria Police Detective Senior Constable Jarryd Gray said the operation would keep people safe in local bars. “Our local licensed premises and surrounding areas should be a safe place for all patrons and members of our community,” he said. “There are increased penalties for the possession of weapons around licensed premises and there is no excuse for bringing them to these locations.
“If you think you can come to these areas and engage in criminal conduct, think again. We will find you and will not hesitate to bring you before the courts.”