Charged over drugs


A SAFETY Beach woman has been charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of a drug of dependence, proceeds of crime offences and firearms offences.

The 34-year-old was among 11 people charged following an investigation into alleged drug trafficking in Melbourne’s inner south-east. She was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 September.

Detectives from the Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit executed warrants across 13 locations in Melbourne’s inner south-east, including South Melbourne, Brighton East, Ormond, Elwood and St Kilda, Sunday 16 August.

They were working on Operation Brandish which is an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of methyl-amphetamine and cocaine over the past 12 months.

Police allegedly seized a “large commercial quantity” of what is believed to be methyl-amphetamine and cocaine, significant quantities of GHB and cannabis, precursor chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and a loaded hand gun.

Fourteen people were arrested in the raids and 11 charged.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 18 August 2020


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