Gang Crime Squad detectives have today arrested two more people as part of an ongoing investigation into drug and firearm trafficking linked to organised crime syndicates.
Warrants were executed at residential properties in Braybrook and Albion just before 7.30am this morning with assistance from the Echo Taskforce and the VIPER Taskforce.
A 47-year-old Albion man and a 41-year-old Albion woman were both arrested at the Albion address.
During a search of that property, police located drugs believed to be methylamphetamine, a large quantity of cash, and a conducted energy device.
The pair were subsequently interviewed by police.
The woman has been charged with traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, possess proceeds of crime and possess prohibited weapon.
She will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
The man has been released pending further enquiries in relation to drug offences, however he was bailed to appear at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 11 September in relation to three outstanding warrants.
Today’s arrests form part of a year-long investigation into drug and firearm trafficking linked to organised crime syndicates.
Last month, police executed warrants at properties in Lalor, Wollert and Thomastown and arrested three men.
A 23-year-old Lalor man was charged with a range of offences, including prohibited person possess firearm, acquire traffickable quantity of firearms, attempt to dispose of traffickable quantity of firearms, dispose category A or B longarm except licenced firearms dealer, possess firearm with no serial number, unlicensed person fail to store firearm in secure manner, eight counts of traffick cocaine, traffick methylamphetamine, drive whilst suspended and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.
A 58-year-old Thomastown man, believed to be a patched member of the Mongols OMCG, was charged with prohibited person possess firearm, handle stolen goods, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, possess firearm with no serial number, possess imitation firearm, two counts of possess prohibited weapon without exemption and dispose category A or B longarm except licenced firearms dealer.
A 23-year-old Wollert man was charged with two counts each of traffick cocaine, possess cocaine and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.
A previously stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle and two samurai swords were also seized at the Thomastown address.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information on illicit drugs or firearms involved is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at
Reviewed 15 March 2023