Man in slippers and trackies is calmly led out of unassuming Melbourne house in handcuffs – what police allegedly found inside will stun you
- Victorian man, 48, was charged with serious drug offences following police raid
- December 15 charges include trafficking commercial quantity of the drug ice
- Man remanded in custody, will face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court December 21
An alleged big-time drug trafficker was marched out of a Melbourne home in handcuffs wearing fluffy slippers and black Adidas tracksuit pants.
Detectives arrested the man, 48, on Wednesday after an extensive investigation into alleged drug trafficking across the city’s east.
Police carried out a search warrant at a home in Mulgrave and seized a commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, allegedly hidden inside a toilet cistern.
Officers also seized a number of prohibited weapons including a samurai sword, an extendable baton, two tasers and a knife.
Additionally, $171,600 in cash was seized.
An alleged drug trafficker (centre) was arrested and hit with a string of serious charges after police raided a Melbourne home
The unassuming home in Melbourne’s east (pictured) was the scene of a significant drug bust on December 15
The Mulgrave resident was arrested and charged with a string of offences including trafficking a commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, knowingly dealing or concealing proceeds of crime and possession of a firearm.
He was also charged with possessing a cartridge ammunition and five counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.
The man will face the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on December 21.
Detective Sergeant Wesley Bryant, from the Box Hill Divisional Crime Team, said the arrest was significant and praised the diligence of the investigating officers as well as those at the scene.
‘Arrests such as these show our commitment to minimising the devastating impacts of drugs in the community,’ he said.
‘Not only have we removed a commercial quantity of drugs from reaching Melbourne’s streets, but we have also seized a bevy of dangerous and illegal weapons that would have caused extreme harm in the wrong hands.
‘We know illicit drugs cause a devastating ripple effect throughout the entire community – with drug-fuelled violence, burglaries and thefts committed to support an addiction, drug-related road trauma, family violence and sexual assaults.
‘Police will leave no stone unturned when it comes to weeding out drug traffickers – community safety is our number one priority and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure is the entire community is safe.’
Police seized a number of items, including a commercial level of the drug ice and prohibited weapons including a samurai sword (pictured)
The man, 48, was charged with a raft of serious drug offences and will face Melbourne Magistrates Court on December 21