Detectives from the Clandestine Laboratory Squad seized drugs, and cash following the execution of a series of warrants across Victoria this week.
Warrants were executed on Tuesday (30 June) at residential, commercial and rural properties in Balwyn, Mont Albert, Point Cook, Truganina, Kerang, Bannerton and Robinvale as part of a five-month investigation into an alleged Malaysian drug manufacturing syndicate.
A 35-year-old Point Cook man was arrested and charged with traffick a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence along with 5 other men from other suburbs, including various charges.
During Tuesday’s warrants, police seized three tonnes of chemicals from the various properties that were believed be pre-cursor chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. Seven luxury cars were also seized.
During the investigation, police had previously seized 57kg of methylamphetamine as well as a significant quantity of cash. Three large-scale clandestine laboratories were also dismantled.
Homicide Squad detectives are also looking at possible links to the drug syndicate as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Shu Jian Lim, whose body was located at Cobbledicks Ford Reserve in Mt Cottrell on 17 September, 2015.
Investigations remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au