An individual from Braybrook was charged with charges of firearm and drug trafficking as part of an operation with the aim of disrupting and deterring the use of illicit firearms.
On Wednesday 15 February, a total of 16 searches were executed across Point Cook, Truganina, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Altona Meadows, Braybrook, Kingsville, Newport, Maribyrnong, Seddon, and Williamstown of people who were under Firearm Prohibition Orders.
During the searches, two sawn–off shotguns, assorted drugs including methyl amphetamine, cocaine, and cannabis plants, as well as stolen registration plates were taken.
The 32–year–old man from Braybrook was charged with offenses such as possessing a firearm in defiance of a Firearm Prohibition Order, prohibited person possess a firearm, possess ammunition without a license, trafficking methyl amphetamine, drug possession, handle stolen goods, and dealing with the profits of crime.
He was presented to the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on the following day. He was bailed and will appear in court on the 10th of May.
The police from the western suburbs will continue to investigate and disrupt those engaging in criminal activities to prevent serious and violent crime, and guarantee that those in the community comply with Firearm Prohibition Orders.
Anybody with knowledge about criminal activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.