Man arrested following drugs in the mail

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 22 May 2020 14:46

Detectives from Joint Taskforce Icarus arrested a man yesterday following an investigation into alleged drug trafficking through the mail.

Operation Lebruce kicked off last year after Australian Border Force detection of ketamine at the Melbourne Gateway facility.

A warrant was executed at an apartment in Melbourne’s CBD just after 10am and it is alleged drugs, including methylamphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, pharmaceutical drugs, GHB and a large amount of cash was seized.

A 25-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital where he remains under police guard.

Joint Task Force Icarus is staffed by Victoria Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police and the Department of Home Affairs.

Community members with any information about drug importations or drug trafficking are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

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