Drug raid un­cov­ers jew­ellery

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

ABOUT $100,000 worth of jew­ellery has been un­cov­ered dur­ing a drug raid on a house in Can­ning Vale.

Or­gan­ised Crime Squad De­tec­tive Ge­off Bull said the jew­ellery was be­lieved to have been stolen from homes across the metropoli­tan area.

Det Bull said many of the pieces looked like heir­looms that would have sen­ti­men­tal value to their own­ers.

“Of­fi­cers from the Or­gan­ised Crime Squad ex­e­cuted a Mis­use of Drugs Act search war­rant at an ad­dress in Can­ning Vale on De­cem­ber 2, 2015, and lo­cated a num­ber of items of in­ter­est, along with over 150 items of jew­ellery with an es­ti­mated value of $100,000,” he said.

“Many are thought to be of huge sen­ti­men­tal value and po­lice are keen to get them back to their own­ers.”

Det Bull said in­quiries were on­go­ing.

“With this search war­rant we were hop­ing to seize a quan­tity of drugs or ob­tain fur­ther lines of in­quiry,” he said.

“Fur­ther search war­rants were con­ducted else­where which re­lated to this one and re­sulted in the seiz­ing of drugs and firearms.

“To date a num­ber of ar­rests have been made and in­quiries are con­tin­u­ing with other per­sons of in­ter­est.”

Re­port in­for­ma­tion on the jew­ellery by call­ing 9223 3903 and quote re­port num­ber 021215 2215 10091.

A locket that was dis­cov­ered in the search of a Can­ning Vale home.

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