A MORDIALLOC man has been arrested in relation to the discovery of more than $100,000 worth of cannabis plants.
Police have raided two properties in Oakleigh and Bentleigh East following a five-month investigation. They say they seized six longarm rifles, ammunition, $21,000 in cash, and 42 cannabis plants worth around $125,000.
A 33-year-old man from Mordialloc has been arrested, and released on bail. Police have charged him with cultivate a commercial quantity of cannabis, traffick and possess cannabis, possess ammunition without a licence, deal with the proceeds of crime, theft, and fail to comply with direction.
Victoria Police Caulfield divisional response unit senior sergeant David Quirk said “there is no doubt our community is a safer place, with six firearms and a quantity of illicit substances off the street.”
“We have zero tolerance for any violent or criminal behaviour, particularly involving firearms or driven through the sale of illicit substances,” he said. “We will continue to work around the clock to identify, investigate and arrest offenders, putting them before the court to answer for their action.”
The arrested man is scheduled to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 26 July.