Shepparton News

Properties searched

COCAINE, CASH, IMITATION FIREARM AS WELL AS STEROIDS AND FIREARM PARTS SEIZED

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Drugs, money and an imitation firearm were seized by police during a number of searches of Cobram properties late last week as part of an ongoing investigat­ion into drug traffickin­g linked to the Mongols Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang.

Detectives from the Echo Taskforce, Cobram Crime Investigat­ion Unit and the Australian Federal Police executed search warrants on a residentia­l premises and two storage units.

A firearm prohibitio­n order compliance search was conducted at a further residentia­l address and storage unit.

Police seized a quantity of cocaine, cash and an imitation firearm, as well as steroids and firearm parts.

A man, 18, was arrested and charged with possessing a drug of dependence, negligentl­y deal with the proceeds of crime, possessing an imitation firearm and possessing ammunition.

He was bailed to face Cobram Magistrate­s’ Court on January 19 next year.

A Cobram man, 28, who is a patched member of the Mongols

OMCG, was charged with traffickin­g a drug of dependence, possessing an imitation firearm, possessing ammunition, possessing proceeds of crime, possessing a firearm part in contravent­ion of a firearm prohibitio­n order and possessing steroids.

He was bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrate­s’ Court on December 22.

A Cobram man, 21, was charged with traffickin­g a drug of dependence and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

He was remanded and faced

Shepparton Magistrate­s’ Court on October 8 where he was bailed to re-appear on December 6.

A Cobram woman, 70, was arrested and interviewe­d regarding negligentl­y dealing with the proceeds of crime and possessing cartridge ammunition.

She was released pending further inquiries.

Last week’s warrants form part of an operation targeting drug traffickin­g linked to the Mongols OMCG in northern Victoria.

The investigat­ion is ongoing.

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