SIX people have been charged with drug trafficking after a police operation across Frankston, Carrum Downs, Seaford, and Brighton East.
Police executed search warrants at houses in the four suburbs on 6 May. They allegedly seized cocaine, $410,000, an imitation firearm, and a 2014 Holden Commodore from the properties.
Police arrested and charged a 40-year-old Carrum Downs woman, 44-year-old Carrum Downs man, 37-year-old Brighton East man, 39-year-old Seaford man, 39-year-old Carrum Downs woman, and a 42-year-old Carrum Downs man with trafficking a large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and cocaine.
Victoria Police Superintendent Fiona Bock said the drug trafficking investigation has been running for a year. “The Mornington DRU has worked tirelessly over the past 12 months and as a result, have significantly disrupted a drug syndicate operating throughout Melbourne’s southeast,” she said. “With six people now facing the prospect of 20 years behind bars, our message is clear – if you seek to cause harm to our community and flood our streets with drugs, you will be caught and you will face harsh consequences for your actions.
“Our community can rest assured that the work does not stop here. We have teams of dedicated detectives working around the clock to gather intelligence on these seeking to bring harm to the community, make arrests and bring serious offenders before the courts.”