Braybrook drug busts reveal link to Malaysian heroin syndicate


By Matthew Sims

Major Drug Squad detectives have arrested six Braybrook men following a seven-month investigation into a Malaysian syndicate linked to trafficking in commercial quantities of heroin.

Detectives executed warrants and searched three residential addresses in Braybrook on Tuesday May 31.

With the assistance of the Springvale Divisional Response Unit, the Box Hill Divisional Crime Team and the Dog Squad, detectives also searched residential addresses in Box Hill, Springvale and Dingley Village.

Police seized a number of items from addresses suspected of being proceeds of crime, including a large commercial amount of heroin, a large sum of cash, a Lexus and an Audi, a large number of luxury, including designer handbags, watches and jewelry.

Police arrested a 31-year-old Braybrook man, a 24-year-old Braybrook man, a 23-year-old Braybrook man, a 20-year-old Braybrook man, a 30-year-old Braybrook man and a 53 year old man. a one-year-old man from Braybrook.

Police have launched plans to question all those arrested in connection with the offenses of large-scale commercial drug trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

Major Drug Squad Detective Inspector Jim Sullivan said police allege those arrested were involved in a syndicate of Malaysian nationals trafficking large commercial quantities of heroin, but investigations are still ongoing.

“This result should serve as a warning to criminals trying to target our community,” Sullivan said.

“Victoria Police are determined to make our state a hostile place for organized crime, especially those involved in the importation and manufacture of drugs.

“As this investigation shows, we often deal with organized crime syndicates that have immense reach both nationally and internationally.

“Victoria Police will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that those who cause this harm to our State are held accountable and that these serious and organized criminal groups involved in the trafficking of illicit drugs are strongly and deliberately targeted.”

Police have also arrested a 29-year-old man from Box Hill, a 27-year-old man from Springvale, a 49-year-old woman from Dingley Village and a 36-year-old woman from Box Hill in relation to their alleged link to Malaysia. union.


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