Tullamarine man arrested


Tara Murray

A Tullamarine man has been charged with drug trafficking offences as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged Melbourne drug trafficking syndicate.

Police, with assistance from Australian Border Force, executed a warrant at a property in Athena Close, Tullamarine on Wednesday morning.

Detectives located a significant quantity of cash and seized two luxury Range Rovers.

The man was interviewed by police and later charged with a number of offences including trafficking a large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

He was remanded overnight and will face Melbourne Magistrates Court again on June 10.

A Southbank man was arrested in October as part of the investigation.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Drug Taskforce Detective Inspector James Sullivan said the arrest this week was a result of 11 months of hard work by Drug Taskforce detectives, along with assistance from other units within Crime Command and Australian Border Force.

“The investigation brought to light serious criminal offending that had the potential to bring significant harm to the Victorian community.”