Seven Australians arrested in $6 million drug bust

POLICE in Victoria have arrested seven Australians and one New Zealander after a five month investigation led to an estimated $6 million drug bust this morning.

The joint Victorian, New Zealand and Australian Federal Police operation has smashed a multi-million organised crime ring.

Authorities reported 15 search warrants were executed across numerous homes and businesses in Melbourne, with police seizing a "large amount of powder" believed to be heroin and tablets believed to be ecstasy.

Police also seized vehicles in the raids which crippled a criminal group believed to be trafficking in heroin in Australia and New Zealand.

Those arrested were seven Australian men aged between 20 years old and 49 years old and a 53-year old Auckland man, all of whom were remanded in custody.

Specific charges on each of those arrested have not yet been reported.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

Local Partners